Leah H. Frankel
(im)Balance II
November 2010
(im)Balance is a continuing study of the relationship of salt and ice – their properties, their co-dependencies, their meaning in the world around us. (im)Balance II explores this ice, counterbalanced by a lead weight. As the ice melts, it drips into a dusting of salt on the ground and makes a drawing. Since it is the endpoint of a fixed radius, the movement of the system will create arcs in the salt. The balance also changes. As the drawing progresses, the balance becomes skewed. Over time, the ice carves lines in the salt and the lead pulls the ice out of balance.
The title references another work, (im)Balance I, which observes the relationship between spheres of ice and mounds of salt over time.