Ground Zero and One World Trade Center in Ice
The art piece is centered on a vertical skyscraper representing One World Trade Center. This art piece is a dedication to the great city of New York from the tiny ice ponds of a Boston park. One World Trade Center is clustered with other skyscrapers in the center surrounding one of the main avenues traversing the city. At the base of the skyscrapers, the foundation soil that shines through the ice water reflects the ground zero earth on which this magnificent building with its deep seated history, was built. The iced up East river surrounds Manhattan. To the left there is a structure that represents the Brooklyn bridge and the wave like ice formation is a continuation of the bridge as it is seen lit up at night that extends from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The whole scene reflects a nighttime scene with city lights that abound.
The photograph was taken in the local park after the Boston Valentine’s day freeze.
Cold water takes on a variety of formations and textures in both liquid and solid form. In addition a variety of crystallised forms are present. In this case tiny bubbles of air and crystals create this art piece of nature. One just has to look at the microcosms of the backyard and you will find little pieces of heaven and the miraculous earth such as this one.
On the day I photographed the image, the conditions were ripe. A “bad” snowstorm in February 2016 with 8-12 inches of snow, was followed by a Valentines day of zero degrees Fahrenheit, and then followed a day later by a morning with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice ponds with transparent and often cracked thin ice could be found all over the park As I looked more closely at these ice ponds with my macro lens – my breath was taken away by the geometric forms of nature and later was able to extract the lessons they could teach.
Just a click of the camera and a moment of time in nature, likely never to surface again, was captured.