The artist Kitty Kraus was recommended to me during the tutorial session in which I showed the ice work that I had been doing. Her work explores materials such as ice, light, ink and cloth. The pieces that I have been interested in are those that use heat from a lightbulb to melt the ice and leave a residue of ink on the gallery floor. The material language she uses – the use of ice and light in contrast to ink , is what interests me about her work. Considering how the choice and use of materials create metaphor, and can act as a language with the capacity to speak into specific themes and issues.