” Ice Ammonite ” by Tim Pugh.

by timpughartist

“Ice Ammonite”,was made on 19th January 2013,at Hawarden Woods in Flintshire,North Wales.The snow strewn oak tree provided the perfect backdrop in which to emboss the surface with a spiral made from carefully arranged ,snapped portions of dead bracken stems.The overall distribution of the snow dictated the composition of the shape,whilst the snow was soft enough to push the stems into quite easily.Making the pattern reminded me of happy days creating snow art during my residency at the University Of Montana in Bozeman.All around me was the occasional sounds of gunfire from people shooting pheasants deep within the woods,making me proceed with caution.Persistent light snow made photographic documentation quite tricky.