Water, Perfect Cube silicone mold, red food dye, wood dowels, paper towels, glue
Columbia University (New York, NY)
anatomy of ice cube was a response to a studio brief that asked us to: study the process of ice melting, without using more than two materials, and without exceeding 15” x 15”.
Ice cubes were crafted in Perfect Cube silicone mold to provide equally melting surfaces. Red food dye was added in the process of freezing. Paper towels were carefully adhered to individual wooden frames then inserted into a larger frame. The ice cube was placed on the top frame and during melting, resulted in creating a print-like effect as huge colored beads of droplets dripped down and inhabited the paper towels.
The architecture of this technology and the melting ice cube made it possible to document an almost anatomical trace of the melting process, creating a function akin to an automated silkscreen printing machine.