The Ice Typography series by Nicole Dextras consists of three-dimensional words fabricated in ice placed outdoors. The installations have varied from 8-foot high ice letters on the Yukon River to 18-inch high letters set in downtown Toronto.
Ice Typography absorbs light, melts and eventually leaves no trace; these words have more in common with dreams and oral stories than linear language. The visual poetry in this series aims to subvert the authority of the English language and the commerce of signage by representing words as vulnerable and shifting.
All images © Nicole Dextras