Anna Thuber’s Frozen in Life is a site-specific concept presenting the subjects of her photography; molded ice sculptures featuring local flora, collected and displayed on site.

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“The lifecycle of flowers animates me and drives me to document the process as I capture the flowers, seed pods, full blooms, and spent petals. The temporary nature of the pieces I create is essential to the process. My time and energy are reduced to a pool of water and soggy stems, mirroring the rhythm of the seasons, and of course, then there are the images.”

The Concept

Frozen in Life is an ongoing body of work, each iteration responding to a new location, documenting the local fauna.


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The Process

Anna Thurber acts as an artist in residence of a part of nature, discovering the inherit plant life. She cuts, freezes and documents what grows and exhibits the work for the public.


The Art

The Artwork is location-specific and unique. A frozen moment documenting changes in our surroundings heightens awareness of the quite change in our communities, thereby engaging a deeper connection, knowledge, and appreciation for our private and public spaces as well.


The Events

This series of events engages with local parks, gardens and spaces, so that we can develop the perspective of noticing the nuances of and our emotional connections to our environments.


Frozen in Life in Boston