0˚C is collaboration between photographer, Bruce Boyd and artist Tharien Smith
0˚C is the first of a 3 stage project that uses the 3 phases of water as either filters, the medium or canvas for the display of objects.
In 0˚C we use Ice as a medium to display the beauty of flowers. I find it fascinating that ice can preserve something and at the same time also enhance or distort the beauty of it. For a few fleeting moments we are treated to this preserved beauty, the past encapsulated perfectly, before the ice melts and flowers wilt.
“ice contains no future , just the past, sealed away. As if they're alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct. Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way- cleanly, clearly. That's the essence of ice, the role it plays.” Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Bruce Boyd is a self-taught freelance commercial photographer living in Cape Town. He is the photographer of 'The wild ones', documenting the feral horses of Kleinmond/Botriver. He has held several small exhibitions where this work has been featured.
Tharien Smith is an artist and graphic designer. She graduated with a Textile degree from TUT and has spent most of her career working in various different creative corporate environments designing anything from furnishing fabrics/fashion, graphics and ceramic tiles. She loves spending time being a multi-skilled artist, creating beautiful things.