The recent donation of ice has given the project a new identity. The look of a geological formation continues to address culture and nature in terms of mining natural resources and technology's impact on the environment.
Eric Peterson, Mayor of Houghton, Tom Merz, Ex-Mayor of Houghton and Scott MacInnes, City Manager of Houghton, work together hoisting 250 lb. blocks of ice into the tank.
Last evening we addressed the City Council members to inform them of our project. We thanked them for their generous donation & explained how their contribution was a defining pivotal experience adding a deeper layer of meaning to the Frozen Car. The city of Houghton is immersed in mining culture. Adding harvested ice has brought this cultural element into the piece. Scott MacInnes is on the far left and Mayor Eric Peterson, the far right.