Monday, February 25, 2008

Iced Nova

Ode to Glowing Minerals

The ice has an almost phosphorescent quality in the daylight.

We like how the ice looks as though it is spilling out of the wheel well.

Souvenir Seekers

A few "passers by" stopped to make a snapshot in front of the Frozen Car.

Artic Defibrillation Paddles

To buff out uneven ice we used irons, a trick we learned from the local snow statue experts. Notice the rainbows in between the wires. They were formed from the sun coming through the ice crystals. We think the irons look like defibrillation paddles.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Working Under the Eclipse

Our goal is to mist the Nova into a sheet of white ice. Tonight we worked under a full lunar eclipse. We had hoped to make some photographs but the galactic event was hidden under clouds.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Moon & Car

Here is a shot from below ... The rest of the week we're touching up the ice on the car to get it ready for its final images before departing from MTU. To begin winding down the adventure we're planning a few talks & saying au revoir to our new friends in Houghton.

Wildlife/Forestry Contribution

John Bauer & Jason Sawyer, both Forestry majors, carry off the lumber from the tank which will be recycled into various community projects. John Bauer is the officer of MTU's Forestry club.

Mary is explaining the concept behind the Frozen Car to a group of sledders who were passing by the library Sunday afternoon. She is holding an iron used to touch up ice on the car.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Minerals & A Miner

Evening light in front of the library. All final details should be finished by the end of this week.

Sid Holman worked in an iron mine in Negaunee until it closed in 1971. He still meets with his fellow miners once every two months for a group breakfast.

Sydney & Sarah @ Work

Once again Wonder Girls Sydney & Sarah return to put their finishing touches on the base. Great work girls!!

And the Walls Came Down

One last shot of the walls before they were pulled off the following morning.

Walls being dismantled by the local work release program.

Sarah & Sydney stopped by to work on the Frozen Car. They like working with us filling in the gaps by adding in a few crystals here and there.

Last night we were treated to a Husky Hockey game. (MTU 5- Duluth -2) Tom Merz, Economics Professor at MTU/former Mayor of Houghton, Sue, Blizzard the Husky Mascot, Mary and Glenn Mroz, President of MTU.