Blizzard #9

On Thin Ice

Blizzard #9

2011

Paula McCartney

(American, b. 1971)

Archival pigment print

Image: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Transfer from Ingalls Library 2013.27

Impression: 18

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Did you know?

Snow is actually colorless and translucent, not white.

Description

After moving from San Francisco to Minneapolis, Paula McCartney began exploring the snowy landscape and decided to make it the subject of her art. McCartney discovered that she did not always need to be out in the cold to produce pictures of winter. This photograph and others in her book On Thin Ice, in a Blizzard were constructed entirely in the darkroom.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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