Photograph of Deborah Bird

Deborah Bird at the Artist's talk.  Photograph: Kay Emblen-Perry

Ice Paper Scissors: Cank Street Gallery 12 May - 30 June 2015

Cank Street Gallery
44-46 Cank Street

Leicester LE1 5GW

In the setting of her exhibition Paper Scissors Ice at the Cank Street Gallery, fine artist and photographer Deborah Bird will explain the unique process she has developed which combines paper sculpture and ice.

Photographs by Deborah Bird

Deborah's inspiration comes directly from the landscape and work that began one frosty morning with a frozen puddle, has brought her international acclaim.

Photograph of icework in progress by Deborah BirdHer residencies exploring notions of erosion and climate change include The Grand Canyon and Crater Lake National Parks USA. 

Deborah uses location-based sketching and photography to gather ideas.  Back in the studio, these are developed into intricate paper structures which she sets into sheets of ice. These ice and paper compositions are then photographed out on location where the intricate compositions take on the ambient colours of the natural setting.  The final cropped but unmanipulated images are available to purchase as limited edition giclee prints.

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