Saturday, 15 September 2012


ICE FEST is currently taking place in Hagley Park. There are some superb events. Last night I went to hear Chadden Hunter, a zoologist and director of the BBC Frozen Planet series. he talked not only about the wildlife, as one would expect, but also the logistics and creative thinking required to use, adapt and sometimes even invent equipment that would cope with extreme temperatures and unique situations. If you have not see Frozen Planet you have something to really look forward to. There is a huge amount of artistic input in getting those shots right. 

Chadden worked with a friend of mine, Alastair Fothergill, who was executive director of the series. A while ago he selected his favourite 'ice' paintings. I ran a link to his  last year. Click below to find the link again.
Alastair Fothergill

Other favourtie artists who worked using snow and ice as their inspiration are
  Andy Goldsworthy

( I found very few images for his  Arctic work on line. Any search of his name will show you his other work, some of which does include working with snow and ice . However, I do have a copy of Touching North , a book on his  Arctic work. Just ask if you want to have a look.)

and Simon Beck see also previous posting on him

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