Steve Geer :: River Ice
Each year Steve Geer looks forward to the wintery transformation of the Chicago River. It does not freeze often, nor does it remain frozen for long. Usually, it lasts just a few days before the water warms by one or two degrees and the ice melts. While it lasts, the floating ice is always in motion and the compositions formed by its broken sheets and irregular polygons are forever changing. The appearance of the textured surface also changes with the light, as clouds come and go and, as the day progresses, the color palette varies from fiery-heat to frigid-cold.