ICE (H20) - BLUE
Rossi does not digitally manipulate her images to create the deep royal blues or vibrant shades of turquoise that sparkle in her strange worlds of ice.
What we see are “ephemeral sculptures” frozen in time by her lens - the very last remnants of thousand-year-old ice, expelled from the innermost core of an ancient glacier that is now melting away.
Her images are historical snapshots, conscious compositions created with a sense of urgency, aware that she is up against a race with time, as these fantastic formations are steadily disintegrating infront of her very eyes.
On her quest to portray this metamorphosis, she has spent months, even years, in some of the worlds’ most inhospitable environments, such as Antarctica, Alaska and Patagonia.
Although her subject is as far away from civilizationas can be; the absence of human presence is only illusory: her surreal landscapes are a direct consequence of our industrial rampage.
In this ongoing project about GLOBAL WARMING, the colors of Rossi’s images symbolise different stages and aspects in the cycle of destruction: