I was invited to participate in the Northampton Ice Carving Festival. In planning for the event I became most interested in the experience of exploring a new medium and in the act of creating something on the spot in public for a specific duration of 6 hours. The process of creating the piece, and dealing with unexpected technical and feel issues inspired a kind of performative play in my approach. Interactions with the public about abstraction and creative process often surprises me and for the most part I found people to be interested seeing the transformation and even embracing the ambiguity of the sculpture's form as it developed.