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Fire on Ice

March 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Adirondack Life

Installation by Berry Matthews 3-9-2010 – Lake Champlain
Fire on Ice

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  • Anorexia Recovery

    Love the photos and the video! Thanks for posting 😉

  • Luke T. Bush

    Uh, didn’t I hear something in TV about being aware of thin ice during the latest warm spell? Oh well, might as well erect an installation and add some burning candles to help along the melting…[grin]

    Seriously, good video and shots. I take it that this is your work, Doug. Not easy shooting in low light.

    Was this installation environmentally friendly?

    Luke “Tree-hugger” Bush

  • TourPro

    Yeah, my shots. I didn’t really feel like going, but I suppose it was worth documenting this very unusual thing.

    The water is only a few feet deep there and we had to cross some open melt at the shore… in the dark. The event had to be canceled due to wind the previous weekend. The week before that, Berry asked to borrow my drill “to drill holes in the ice”. I’m like, “huh” “why”?

    I’m sure the “installation” was cleaned up, maybe a few burnt wicks remained. Probably emitted some Greenhouse Gases. Likely, the firing of all those tiles was the most impactful part of the project.

    If it makes you feel any better, almost all the participants were hippyish folks.

  • Luke T. Bush

    Hey, if I had known about it, I would’ve gone — as long as the ice supported me.

    Hippies? Like, man, was it an “Ice-In?”

    You got some good shots, especially of an unusual event. Let’s face it: for many people in the North Country “installation” only refers to getting set up with cable or satellite TV. [grin]

  • TourPro

    Next time I’ll holler if there’s similar.

  • John D

    That was an interesting thing you guys made there. But what was the purpose? What was its meaning? Was it just for fun?

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