WATCH: Pima Community College hosts artist for ice sculpture build

WATCH: Pima Community College hosts artist for ice sculpture build
Sculpture on Campus Program (Source: Pima Community College)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Pima Community College’s Sculpture-on-Campus begins Friday, Oct. 2 with a novel sculpture made of ice that will begin melting away from the first moments of its creation.

The idea behind the entitled ICE, is a wall of large ice blocks will be constructed under the Tucson sun and offer viewers an experience of how space and time collapse and elapse.

The artist, Olivier Mosset calls this “entropy.”

Here are the details for those interested in attending:

Where: East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road, in the Library Courtyard

When: Friday, Oct. 2. Trucks containing the ice should arrive 7-7:30 a.m. The sculpture should take 1-2 hours to construct.

ICE will be 20 inches thick, 80 inches tall and 120 inches wide. It will be stable throughout its estimated 24-48 hour lifespan but ultimately will evaporate without a trace, says Mosset.

“Olivier Mosset is one of the central figures in post-war abstract painting, and a pivotal reference for generations of European and American painters.”
According to the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art in Geneva

Mosset has installed ice sculptures at exhibits around the U.S. and the world since at least 2003.

Pima’s Sculpture-On-Campus initiative has provided artist the opportunity to present their contemporary outdoor sculptures to the public in a beautiful, educational setting since 2004.

“This year’s exciting installment of Sculpture-On-Campus again presents Tucson with the diverse possibilities of 3-D art with large outdoor sculptures that take many forms -- from a giant shopping cart to a tower of knees to a wall of ice,”
Stack says.

If you would like to learn more you can visit this link: Sculpture-on-Campus webpage at

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