The Kaibab Limestone is the layer of rock which runs all along the rim. Polished and smoothed by the thousands of tourists who venture to the edge. The twisted bark of Juniper trees grow out of the rocks along the edge provide an ever changing frame for the the magnificent vista.

 

This photography session started early in the day on the 12th of May and the cool light brings a pale blue quality to the ice. During the shoot ice sculpture fell off of its mount and broke on the floor much to the horror of the tourists watching at the time. After photographing the sculpture on the floor. I took it back up to the apartment and refroze it along with the dusty debris  - this became the next sculpture series Temple Butte and paved the way for a new direction in the work with integrated debris.