"If Frost Had a Springtime" by Hunter Madsen

"If Frost Had a Springtime"


If winter frost could declare its own springtime, it might look something like this.  In taking the negative of this image and toning the originally snow-white elements a glacial blue, the twigs in this thicket have disappeared altogether and what we are left with only is the accumulation of snow and ice that had clad them on all sides. The thorn-like image seems otherworldly, and its aesthetic appeal oddly manages to be straightforward yet, at the same time, alien.



TITLE - "If Frost Had a Springtime"
WHERE - Frosted thicket in river dell, Tantalus Mountains, B.C. (2015)