One of four delicate renderings, this series catalogs a portion of the wealth of frost forms that can be found at Wilderness, a state park at the Northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

While based upon real meteorological phenomenon, these drawings are meant to serve as studies in natural pattern and repetition rather than direct documentation. They were created without pre-planned shapes, allowing the flow of hatch marks and lines to direct the final form and composition.

Used somewhat interchangeably with rime, hoarfrost refers to the deposition of frozen dew onto exposed surfaces. Extremely cold and moist air are best for this frost form, where the water vapor freezes before ever undergoing a liquid state.

These drawings were made as part of the Cabin-Time: Wilderness artist residency.

Ice Wool