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"On Ice" - a Photo Series 

Inspired by the joy and wonder of skating outside on a frozen beaver pond.

#1, "Skating Free"

 

Although I've been using the camera as a tool for my painting from the beginning of my career, this is the first time I am publicly presenting some of my photographs on their own. Perhaps that's because these photos are so painterly to me. They are the reflections of skaters on beaver pond ice. I've inverted them, so instead of looking down at upside down figures reflected on the ice -  I've turned them over, almost giving the sense of looking up at the figures from beneath the ice. 

One of my favourite things to do is skate outside on natural ice, and I'm fortunate to live near a beaver pond to do just that. If the conditions align and the weather cooperates - magic ensues. For me, these images evoke memories of winters growing up in this beautiful land, of playing hockey outside all day long with frozen fingers and toes - and never wanting the day to end.

These images are all light and ice, with skate blade marks like rocket trails or shooting stars - life lines etched in ice. What charges these images the most is the dynamic and ephemeral nature of ice itself - water in a solid state, shaped by the forces of nature and reflecting and refracting the colours and light of the sun. I hope you find them as beautiful, intriguing, and mysterious as I do. 

 

Prints of these images are available in three different formats. 

Metal prints, Lex Mount prints, and Canvas Prints. 

1) Metal prints are printed directly on to an aluminum plate. This innovative method creates an extremely durable surface that is scratch resistant, waterproof, and weatherproof. Metal prints offer incredibly vibrant colours, the richest / deepest blacks, and comes with an astonishingly high gloss finish! It is mounted with a standard float backing for easy hanging

Available sizes and prices:

8" x 10"   - $120.

12" x 18" - $225.

16" x 24" - $420.

20" x 30" - $500.

24" x 36" - $650.  * Note this size is only available for series numbers 2, 5, and 10

 

2) Lex Mount prints are the same metal print with the added option of a white or black border. 

Available sizes and prices:

8" x 10"   - $180.

12" x 18" - $330.

16" x 24" - $480.

20" x 30" - $600.

24" x 36" - $750.  * Note this size is only available for series numbers 2, 5, and 10

 

3) Canvas Giclee prints are printed directly onto canvas with HDR inks and finished with a specialized laminating process to provide the highest level of UV protection. Canvas prints are stretched on 1.5" deep stretcher bars with edges taped with premium black canvas tape.

Available sizes and prices:

8" x 10"   - $100.

12" x 18" - $180.

16" x 24" - $300.

20" x 30" - $450.

24" x 36" - $600.  * Note this size is only available for series numbers 2, 5, and 10

 

To inquire about prints send me a message on the contact page.

 

"On Ice" - the rest of the Series

 

#2, "Shooting Star"

 

 

#3, "Reaching"

 

 

#4, "Moment of Reflection"

 

 

#5, "Life Lines"

 

 

#6, "Explorer"

 

 

#7, "Game On"

 

 

#8, "Solid State"

 

 

#9, "Frozen In Time"

 

 

#10, "The Acknowledgment"

 

 

To inquire about prints send me a message on the contact page.