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This photo exhibit by Lynn Woodward was shown at City Hall, Sisters, Oregon (January 2011- March 2012), and at Art Works November & December, 2010: 204 W. Adams Ave, Sisters, Oregon.

Press and Commentary on Ice Gazing.

Archivally printed giclee prints on Canvas. All are 13.5 inches high and vary in length from 3 to 20 feet, including three diptychs and a triptych. Available mounted on board or as a canvas scroll.

Single-frame pieces may be ordered online as prints on paper. Please call Lynn to inquire about purchase of the multi-frame pieces or publishing of the art: 541-771-7788.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT for Ice Gazing:

These photos were taken January 4 and 7, 2010, a few miles from Sisters. On those two particular days, the wet and just-freezing night weather was perfect for Old Man Winter to etch the ice in the ruts of a dirt road.

We don't get to see slow-formed ice crystals here in the high desert often. So, when I saw these on a morning walk, I ran back home to get my camera. Within minutes of taking these photographs, the sun's rays touched them and they were gone. I smile to think that we can't 'pocket' ice crystals. To attempt to possess them is to ruin them.

I can't help wondering if the formline art of the Northwest Coastal Indians — the carvings, paintings and totem poles of the Tlingit and other NW Coast tribes — is inspired by the patterns in ice like some of these puddles — where the water is shallow and has time to form more complex crystals structures.

—Lynn Woodward

Ice Gazing exhibit in the Sisters Art Works lobby

Ice Gazing exhibit in the Sisters Art Works lobby

Ice Gazing exhibit in the Sisters Art Works lobby

Ice Gazing exhibit in the Sisters Art Works lobby

Snowflake Lace

Snowflake Lace

Snowflake Lace, close-up.

Snowflake Lace, close-up.

Rising from the Mud

Rising from the Mud

Rising from the Mud, close-up.

Rising from the Mud, close-up.

Arachnid Rhombi Gone Awry

Arachnid Rhombi Gone Awry

Arachnid Rombi Gone Awry, close-up.

Arachnid Rombi Gone Awry, close-up.

Starfish Cartwheels

Starfish Cartwheels

Starfish Cartwheels, close-up.

Starfish Cartwheels, close-up.

Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain, close-up.

Behind the Curtain, close-up.

Tipis

Tipis

Tipis, close-up.

Tipis, close-up.

Evidence that Mice Ice Skate

Evidence that Mice Ice Skate

Evidence that Mice Ice Skate, close-up.

Evidence that Mice Ice Skate, close-up.

Mudslide Filigree

Mudslide Filigree

Mudslide Filigree, close-up.

Mudslide Filigree, close-up.

Milky Way

Milky Way

Milky Way, close-up.

Milky Way, close-up.