Created in 2001, Icy Bodies has been installed in over a dozen national and international museums. "The pale, ghostly swirls on the dark water," described the London Telegraph newspaper, "have a beauty that belongs as much in an art gallery as it does here, in a science museum." Reminiscent of comets, the ice shards sublimate small amounts of carbon dioxide that propel the spinning shards in unexpected directions. The resulting patterns are mesmerizing and unique to each cycle.
Icy Bodies is created at two scales, standard and iconic. The larger version accommodates up to eight viewers, the standard version may be viewed by up to four to five visitors.
Both sizes require approximately 4 lbs. of dry ice per day. Ice must be supplied in pellet form and requires approximately 10 minutes a day to process the ice. Ice crusher and sieve are included. The exhibit lasts up to 10 hours per load.
The artwork has the following features:
- UV filtration system
- Defrosting circulation and automatic water level cycle
- Automatic timers for dry ice feed
- Modular and accessible component systems for easy maintenance and servicing
Dry ice availability and cost can be researched at your request. Typical costs average less than $5/day.
Installation sites include:
- Hong Kong Space Museum, Hong Kong
- New York Hall of Science, NY, USA
- London Science Museum, London, England
- Cité de l'espace, Toulouse, France
- Singapore Science Center, Singapore
- The Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA
- The Swiss Science Center, Technorama, Winterthur Switzerland
- Copernicus Science Center, Warsaw, Poland
- Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany
- Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland, USA
- Trompo Magico, Jalisco, Mexico
- Don Herrington Science Center, Amarillo, Texas USA
- Otago Science Museum, New Zealand
- Questacon Science Museum, Canberra, Australia
- Sasayama Museum, Sasayama, Japan
- Clark Planetarium, Salt Lake City, Utah