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.

Forming when saturated air is subjected to rapid subzero temperature shifts, rime freezes onto cold surfaces as a fine layer of interlocking crystals. The sustained low temperatures of Northern Michigan offered perfect conditions for this ice form.

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

Ice Wool