Captured Traces

I’m so excited to have finally started practicing a process to pull prints from my skated paths. These tracings are the heart of a skater’s story — you cannot skate on ice without leaving a mark. Some marks will heal, others will scar, and still others will alter the topographical qualities of the ice for hours or even days to come. Every mark has a degree of impact, both on the ice and to the skater. The edges and curves are a temporal legend and written story of the actions lived by the skater across a discrete time. There is no escaping the telling marks of a tracing in the moment. Capturing these prints is a step into infinity for the skated experience; a capturing of the temporal story utilizing the elusive and too often forgotten figures from which¬†the sport of figure skating was named.

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