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.

Also known as radiation frost, pruina forms needle like crystals on ground cover and exposed objects during cold, clear evenings. Crystals only grow when surface objects are colder than their surrounding air temperature, so calm nights with little wind offer the best conditions.

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

Ice Wool