Canadian graphic designer Nicole Dextras
creates large ice sculptures to form letters and words as part of her Ice Topography
installation series. She made the icy block letters, which range from 18 inches to 8 feet tall, by pouring water into a very large mould and then freezing it. She then assembled the letters to create words and strategically placed them against beautiful scene which were then photographed and shared with those who were not fortunate enough to see this installation in person.
Dextras leaves the blocks of ice out, allowing nature to take its course as the installation melts away. As she states, “This phase of transition becomes symbolic of the interconnectedness of language and culture to the land as they are affected by time and by a constant shifting and transforming nature.”