Everything Is Melting Reevaluates Our Love Of Popsicles
I never thoughts that a Popsicle would make an interesting subject on its own. I was proven wrong.
Australian photographer Will Nolan shot a series of Popsicles, not in their solid well formed state, but instead, he let them melt and took a photograph of the resulting colored puddle. He calls the series Everything Is Melting.
This is the exhibit blurb that explains the motivation for the series:
Everything is Melting, and its depiction of melting iceblocks, evokes the nostalgic memory of childhood but remains as a quiet reminder of the inescapable future of decay and death. The work explores the essence of transformation, harking back to the various incarnations of the evertold allegory of death and rebirth
I asked Will who those shapes were formed and he replied that “There was no interference with the melting icey poles. The way the shapes where formed, was by the tooth of the particular paper that I used. Different paper creates different shapes and it all has to do with absorption rate“
Will Nolan, The Big Orange, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
Will Nolan, Brain Frize, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
Will Nolan, Fire in the Pines, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
Will Nolan, Hot Foot, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
Will Nolan, Raspberry Red, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
Will Nolan, Shanghai, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
Will Nolan, Toffee Apple, 110x110cm Archival inkjet print
[Everything is Melting | Will Nolan]
Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.