Ice Works by Jody Boyer

Ice Works by Jody Boyer

Date & Time: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 10:00am to Friday, April 29, 2022 - 5:00pm
801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410

This body of work began in April of 2020 at the start of the pandemic. While artist-researcher-mother-teacher, Jody Boyer, sheltered in place with her family, she found herself reflecting on self-care and the roles and responsibilities of how we tend to each other, our shared communities, and our shared humanity.

"As artists, we can problem solve and remain creative even in times of crisis, with little to nothing on hand. The science of ice, food coloring, and my freezer became my artistic tools and my kitchen a photo studio. I used decaying leftovers from flower bouquets bought to brighten our domestic space. My children and I also began foraging in our neighborhood as a way of thinking about place and sustainability."

Creating these ephemeral sculptural works and sharing them has become part of the Boyer's daily practice of living. The work investigates domesticity and physical change on a metaphoric and visceral level: decorative glassware designed for celebration, a world frozen, loss, the fleeting existence of fragile cut flowers, grief, and the passing of time are all embedded in the eye-candy of these sculptural still-life photographs.

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