Frozen in Fuchsia
Amy Thai's boldly innovative "Frozen in Fuchsia" series is made up of 12 ice sculptures. The goal of this project was to create melting ice sculptures that transformed in front of the audience as the evening progressed. There is an important technical element involved in producing the clarity of the sculpture's form. Each of the floral elements in the ice has been sculpted and delicately woven by hand with wire so that all pieces are secured before being submerged in 0 degree water. We need to provide specific conditions for the flowers to be submerged. Water is pumped in constantly and from there it takes 5 days to freeze before they are cut off.
The challenge for this project was to ensure that each step of the process was perfectly timed. Each individual flower had to bloom at the peak of its life before being woven together and frozen. During installation, it was essential that the blocks had sufficient time to defrost on the surface to reveal crystal clarity by the time guests arrived.