Melting Ice is a site-specific artwork referencing the beauty of ice and the dramatic loss of alpine and polar glaciers around the world. Ice blocks are stacked and assembled to create a wall or cube. To date, four installations have been created, The first in November 2012 for the 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival , secound from November 1st - 29th 2013, for the Alpine & Polar Landscapes in Art 1725 - 2012 exhibition at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington, the third from June 1- August 24, 2014, at the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, and the fourth in January 2105 at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Vanishing Ice is organized by the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA and curated by Dr. Barbara Matilsky, Curator of Art.
Major funding for the exhibition has been provided by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Norcliffe Foundation, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the City of Bellingham.
About Jyoti DuwadiJyoti Duwaldi
Born into a family of poets and writers, Jyoti Duwadi was exposed art and literature while growing up in Darjeeling, Varanasi, and Kathmandu. He moved to the United States in 1971 and lived in Southern California where he began making and exhibiting multi-media work that synthesized his South Asian roots with modern and contemporary Western art. The artist has since traveled extensively, incorporating ideas, images and materials that contribute to a vibrant and diverse body of work. Moving freely among different media—sculpture, painting, video, installation, and digital art—Duwadi maintains an intimate relationship with nature and the cultures of both North America and Nepal. The artist currently divides his time between his studio in Bellingham, Washington, in the United States and Kathmandu, Nepal, where he pioneered public art installations that address political and environmental issues.
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