'Shaped by Ice' Exhibition 2014



"Shaped by Ice", at the Severn Studio, Brantwood House, Coniston, Cumbria, ran for seven weeks in 2014.

Brantwood was once the home of the eminent nineteenth-century art critic, educator and social thinker John Ruskin.

The ice ages, measured in tens of thousands of years, bridge the gap between a human timescale and a geological one. My intention is to approach the landscape as an object rather than a place - an object undergoing slow but profound change.

In the mountains of western Canada, ice is still shaping the land. The surviving glaciers show us, on a grander scale, the Cumbria of some two hundred lifetimes ago.

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