August 2010:

I published up the last Ice Cubicle post today (Aug 19) and, looking back over the last 15 months, I have to say my fascination with ice has only grown. Especially exciting were the things I discovered about ice music and ice phenomena – I hope to experience, learn and write more about these things this coming winter too, my second complete winter in the North.

Since there has been so much thinking, exploring and generous contribution from others toward the ideas and facts in the 103 posts gathered here, The Ice Cubicle will remain archived online for at least another 12 months.

May 2005:

Ice in the stratosphere, ice in a glass, black ice on the road, icicles dangling delicately from a tree, ice opening a river into a convenient road. Oh ice, you are everywhere! Sometimes we love you, sometimes we eat you, sometimes we fear you.

Welcome to The Ice Cubicle: the office for all things ice. This creative blog gathers art, information, images and stories about ice.

Join me on this connection with chilliness as I use this blog to:

  • admire any ice formations I can get my eyes on
  • profile artists who work directly with ice
  • continue working on my own ice-melt drawings and ice percussion instruments
  • gather scientific information about different types of ice & ice behaviour (including the impact of climate change on ice formations)
  • bother people both near and far for personal anecdotes about ice amazement
  • explore the incredible world of ice music
  • dream about visiting extreme-ice geographies
  • how ice affects culture, and how culture affects ice

Meg Walker

A bit about me:

I’m a visual artist and writer who moved from Vancouver, BC to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, at the end of April 2009. This decision came from a variety of reasons, including fascination with the Northern landscape.

I started using ice in my artistic practice in June 2008. So far I’ve used it in static, melting or breaking formations to make drawings, sculptures and percussion instruments. I plan to use my next 12-18 months here to deepen my knowledge of ice, both as a natural phenomena and an artistic/cultural presence – how ice affects culture, and culture affects ice.

If you want to email me directly, drop me a line at icecubiclemail [at sign] gmail [dot] com, I’d love to hear from you.


  1. Matthew G. Wheeler has been working with and on photographs that he takes using an ice lens.


  2. what a good idea! there are some cool blurring effects from the ice lens, almost crystal shapes in a couple of them. thanks for the tip, Andrea!

  3. Ice is nice.

  4. COOL is coming in Feb 2010…there will definitely be ice

    • site looks awesome, COOL artists very interesting (& mysteriously minimal in information) … & the Outpost 409 land(scape) makes my heart beat faster. I would come eat/drink/fest/rest at your 34″ ice-and-snow-laden table anytime. curiously, I can’t tell where it’s physically located?

  5. Hello all,

    I realize this is about ice in all categories, but the story that brought me here was by goodcoldwater. About Arctic Glacier, and the fact they have never been investigated by the Competition Bureau in Canada. I am with Polar Ice, and in 2002 we complained to the Competition Bureau about them, and they did nothing, which is why we sued Arctic in Court. It was dragged out for years, and we finally won late 2007. Then they got into trouble for their actives in The States. They have plead guilty to price-fixing, had to refiance 185 million at 12%, settled several class action lawsuits, and have about 6 weeks left to refinance 90.6 million, or they may be forced into bankruptcy.

    As far as I am concerned, Arctic Glacier is getting everything they deserve.

  6. just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog, it’s full of interesting stuff—you’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world

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