The Aletsch Glacier - the largest glacier in the alps. A gigantic creature, slowly grinding its way through the valley, abrading the rocks beneath. Its movement is hardly noticeable for us, yet its force is immense.
Glaciers have had an enormous impact on the overall apperance of the alpine landscape we know. What we're able to see today are only the remenants, or rather its origins, close to the accumulation zone - where new glacier ice is formed. This happens when multiple layers of old snow (snow that has withstood at least one ablation period) are compressed.
In my latest work, I delve into the great variety of landscapes in the swiss alps.I want to understand the processes that make the mountains what they are today - a snapshot in time of an ever ongoing change. See here for more.