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Ice Mountain III
'Ice Mountain' is named after a giant inflatable moored off the waterfront at Chippewa Ranch Camp, Eagle River, Wisconsin, USA. The floating white pyramid served as a multi-use mecca for waterside activities.
The colours are exotic, strange, alien even, the natural world made otherworldly. The symbolic abstraction of flower petals surrounding the girl is inspired by the 1999 Sam Mendes film; ‘American Beauty’.
Only the bronzed lifeguard, painted in a petroleum distillation sprinkled with gold dust, adds the presence of solidity. The figure surveys from a distance; loose yet alert, relaxed yet vigilant.
Approximately ten million children attend Summer Camps in North America each year. It is a transformative experience for many who refer to summer camp as their home away from home. A safe and nurturing environment and antidote to the digital age, 'campers' spend up to nine weeks each summer participating in high-engagement activities that emphasise physical and social skill-building, and being challenged in ways that teach the value and rewards of effort.