Protecting Ice Memory Philippe Pallafray
- Stainless Steel
- 35 × 200 × 20 inches
88.9 × 508 × 50.8 cm
French artist, Philippe Pallafray has created this elegant minimalist sculpture as a comment on the ecological threat of global warming. Reminiscent of slices cut from a geological core sample, the three steel discs are powder coated in matte white with edges polished to a high sheen that reflects natural light. Due to global warming, the world’s climate is changing and polar ice caps; the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has melted by an astonishing 95% over the past 30 years. So, the sculpture is aptly named, ‘Protecting Ice Memory.’ Born in France, Pallafray emigrated to Canada ten years ago and currently lives on Ile d’Orléans, Québec. He is a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and of the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec. His sculptures have been exhibited in Canada and the US and are also part of public and private collections in Canada, France, and the US. Two of the sculptures measure 35” base to top, 31” diameter, 12” deep. The other sculpture is 35” base to top, 31” diameter, 16” deep.