The Thin Slice Introduced

The Thin Slice Introduced

from 300.00

Greenland Ice Sheet
Thin Slice
Depth: 1,058m
Age: 5,471 Years Before Present

The exact same thin slice of ice as in the previous photograph explodes with unexpected color when lit by a special polarized light. The polarized light reveals the boundaries of each ice crystal within the ice slice, allowing for easier identification of air bubbles that sit along the ice crystal edges. The orientation of the ice crystals helps reveal the direction of flow of the ice sheet. But the color, size, and shape of the ice crystals reveal nothing of scientific value, and thus we enter into a world where the cold logic of science melts into the beauty of art.

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