Transparency Ice Emotion

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  • People often believe that their emotions are found within only to be expressed and visible upon command. The belief that emotions can be separate from our social interactions creates artificial boundaries in our relationship with the world. Ice as a "transparent mask" is a "play" on this belief.
    My intent for this project is to use a progression of photographs that use different qualities of ice to point to the impermanence and ever-shifting emotional states that we all experience. The black and white presentation works analogously with our tendency to understand our emotions in dualities such as happiness vs. sadness and restful vs. anxiousness.
    Life is a process as is the awareness of our emotional states and their impact on our relationships with the world. It is our hope that as the ice melts and our emotions are more freely expressed-- a noticeable shift occurs in our being.