ice life

d-road-ice-menominee-mi-derusha-art-4-30-2018

Road Ice, Menominee Michigan Marina©2018Derusha.

 My art photography focuses on the life of ice in the winter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, of the Great Lakes Memorial Marina in Menominee, Michigan.  While most people drive by the empty marina in the dead of winter,  I walked up and down the finger piers looking down over the slips at the ice formations that changed daily, sometimes by the hour. In the beginning of winter the fresh ice is all new and shiny, then the wind starts to move it and break it up.  Snow falls weighing the ice down, making layers, then the wind breaks it up, the ice drifts, spins, and shoves, til it melts, reforms, breaks away, then shoves back, finally disappearing into water. I focused on organic shapes, lines, texture, light, layers, and transparency, that provided infinite compositions. The marina was like stretcher bars that held the expanding nature of ice and my photographs became the canvases that provided the proof that all life is supported by water.  

Selected images from series.

blue-garden-flower-ice-pattern-menominee-michigan-marina-photo-derusha-art-3-21-2018
young-man-old-man-ice-great-lakes-memorial-marina-menominee-michigan-photo-derusha-art-4-29-2018
body-ice-menominee-marina-derusha-art-3-25-2018
blacksail-ice-menominee-marina-derusha-art-4-30-2018
down-under-up-over-menominee-michigan-marina-photo-derusha-art-4-30-2018
sound-waves-ice-photo-menominee-michigan-marina-derusha-art-3-28-2018
fresh-ice-snow-wave-great lakes-menominee-michigan-derusha-art-2-9-2018
holy-ice-menominee-mi-marina-derusha-art-4-30-2018
shipwreck-ice-menominee-marina-michigan-derusha-art-4-30-2018 2
slush-clouds-ice-menominee-mi-derusha-art-12-17-2017
galaxy-star-freeze-ice-photo-menominee-michigan-marina-derusha-art-4-2-2018
morning-glory-flower-ice-photo-menominee-michigan-derusha-art-4-8-2018
d-feather-ice-breaking-clouds-spring-photo-menominee-michigan-marina-derusha-art-4-24-2018
blue-bear-menominee-mi-marina-derusha-art-4-30-2018
sturgeon-fish-ice-menominee-marina-michigan-derusha-art-4-11-2018
flight-ice-menominee-michigan-derusha-art-3-28-2018
flight-universe-menominee-marina-derusha-art-4-2-2018
flowers-sky-ice-night-menominee-mi-derusha-art-2018
museum-ice-menominee-michigan-photo-art-derusha-4-2-2018
school-pool-spring-black-ice-blw-3-24-2017-derusha-art-menominee-mi-11
d-cool-wind-kiss-ice-photo-michigan-menominee-marina-photo-derusha-art-3-17-2018
landscape-ice-menominee-mi-derusha-art-4-30-2018
outback-white-gum-bush-field-ice-menominee-michigan-derusha-art-4-2-2018
hat-lady-menominee-marina-derusha-art-3-27-2018