Confrontation is something that I accept as part of the project though not its purpose.
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures.
Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red.
A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.
I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing myself to the larger ones.