“Snow-pine Pattern” created by Tim Pugh.
“Snow-pine pattern” was created on October 23rd, after a light fall of early winter snow at the main campus at the University of Montana in Bozeman, U.S.A. The conditions were just right for the snowballs to be pushed into the bark and cold enough for them not to fall off. The pine cones were equally pushed into the bark and were symbolic of the resulting thaw to follow, perhaps visually suggestive of dripping water. All the while passing students either took photographs said ‘Awesome’, or gave bemused looks, while from time to time I had to take shelter, and warm up in the nearby Biology building. The temporary installation lasted for a few days despite the rise in temperature.