Inspired by the art of nature, Krista Cheney draws upon the unpredictable character of ice to create her frozen still life photographs. Fractures, fissures, and air bubbles add a new dimension to the ordinary objects that she encases within blocks of ice. Shooting throughout the thawing process, she captures the changing form of her subject—cracks, clouds, and crystals appear and vanish; rivulets of melt water streak down the sides. Ice distorts and highlights shapes, textures, and colors. The result is a photograph that is beautiful and visually stimulating. Krista Cheney is a native Vermonter, living in St. George, Vermont. She studied English and Agricultural Economics at the University of Vermont. She has studied photography since 2003, taking classes and workshops at local venues and the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. Krista is a three-time finalist in the Photographer’s Forum magazine Annual Spring Photography Contest with her frozen still life images. Vermont exhibitions include the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Studio Place Arts in Barre, the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes, Burlington’s Art’s Alive Festival of Fine Art and South End Art Hop, the Annual Vermont Photography Exhibit at the Round Barn in Waitsfield, the Mad River Valley Craft Fair, Vermont Craft Workers’ Essex Fall Craft Show, and Craftproducers’ Hildene Fall Festival. Krista’s work is also represented by Art On Main in Bristol, the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, SEABA, and Marilyn’s in Burlington.