British Columbia-based artist Nicole Dextras creates eye-catching installations with an icy twist. Exploring thought-provoking themes like environmentalism and ephemerality, Dextras has crafted a collection of Frozen Textiles that transform ordinary garments into hanging icicles, blocks of ice, and even a larger-than-life Bouquet.
Equally inspired by science fiction and fanciful folklore, this ethereal Bouquet installation captures Dextras’ interest in reimagining nature. Relying on nothing more than a spray bottle full of water and Alberta’s frigid temperatures, Dextras froze a selection of 15 dresses from the 1940s and 1950s. Over the course of several days, ice began to cloak each individual garment, freezing their frills and full skirts into fabric petals…[READ MORE]