Imagine taking a winter after-dinner stroll and encountering a glowing profile of a red-headed young woman, or perhaps spring flowers — suspended in a bright brick of ice. That’s precisely what Kingston, ON, artist David Dossett wants for you.
For the fifth year, Dossett has mounted public art installations in the city, suspending them in good old H20.
“My wife said [any installation] would get vandalized, so freeze it,” explains the artist, who also runs the gallery Martello Alley, which is built in the style of a French fishing village.
Now, “I became known as the guy who sells ice to Canadians in winter,” he laughs. Find Dossett’s installations around Kingston before they melt — go see if they’re still standing! Visit martelloalley.com for a map or follow the project on Facebook. (Clayton Tomlinson)