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"Permafrost" is from a series of woven bead mosaics on convex mirrors inspired by climate science. The series intends to chronicle the thawing of geologic ice.
The beads have a variety of lusters that mimic the look of glistening ice crystals in a matrix of matte soil.
I chose to create mosaics on salvaged convex mirrors for two reasons. The convex mirror is used as a poetic device because we monitor our surroundings in them for imminent hazards. I also like the optical effects I can get from layering different transparencies of glass and reflective beads over a mirror. The light coming in and bouncing around creates a more luminous and variable work of art.
To get the look of ice without being literal, I used a circular hexagonal pattern and chose beads that reminds me of the crystalline patterns of ice.
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