Thursday, March 12, 2020

Images Upon Slabs Of Ice

Yesterday I mentioned that the Museum of Nature organizes its galleries thematically. When I visit, I like to go to the top floor and work my way down. There's one gallery up here for temporary exhibits, which I didn't visit this time out. The other gallery is the Arctic Gallery, a collaborative effort with the First Nations of the Far North, showing life and landscapes of the Arctic. The first thing one sees upon coming inside are a set of slabs of ice. The water melting off of these during the day is frozen back onto the surfaces at night. Film images of people, animals, and the land of the north are projected onto these slabs.


  1. How inspiring and fabulous these "Slabs" are.
    Your blog is also wonderful !

  2. ...I would love to see this first hand, thanks William for sharing.

  3. And here I though gin and tonic was an image on a slab of ice!

  4. Hello, it is a pretty exhibit, I like the colors, the blue reminds me of a glacier. Wishing you a happy day!

  5. Oh wow! What a wonderful concept William, lovely to see 💙

  6. They look like colourful pebbles to me. The effect is beautiful though.

  7. I have never seen this effect before. It's lovely and ingenious. :-)

  8. Now that's a very creative and meaningful exhibit.

  9. @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Iris: it is.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Sandi: indeed.

    @David: not always.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Jan: it is indeed.

    @Eileen: me too.

    @Grace: I agree.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @DJan: it certainly is.

    @Anvilcloud: it is, yes.

    @RedPat: very much so.

    @Red: I agree!

  10. A never ending supply,
    I suppose.

  11. Very unique and beautiful ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. What an interesting and effective way to make this display.

  13. Great presentation, and yet, I can't figure out how they re-freeze the water back onto the slabs each night...I guess there's a freezer somewhere nearby...but aside from the mechanics of the things, they are very nice to project such views upon.

  14. Oh wow! I've never seen anything like these...very pretty!

  15. Wow, very impressive and beautiful. I would really enjoy seeing this.
    Excellent photos, William.

  16. @Lady Fi: definitely.

    @Revrunner: in a way.

    @Carol: I think so.

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Barbara: I suspect this area of the gallery can be completely sealed at night and the temperatures cooled down. The meltwater gathers in drains beneath the slabs. How it's reapplied, I'm not certain of.

    @Tanya: I agree.

    @Bill: thanks!

  17. What an interesting thing to do.

  18. Very interesting. Have not seen this before.

  19. Wow! What a great concept, to use actual ice. It's truly brilliant.

  20. @Gemel: very much so.

    @Rosemary: it is.

    @Happyone: thanks!

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @Jennifer: they are.

    @Kay: it is, yes.

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely.

  21. Wow!
    Absolutely wonderful to see.

    All the best Jan

  22. What a fascinating installation. I'd love to see that in person!