And the more she looked into the deep lagoon of her own being, the more pain of the cold she could feel. And yet as it radiated out and through her, the more the frozen world around her began to deliquesce, to soften and warm into a place at once new and the same.
Melting Gaze, 2022 is a fusion from two shoots, model Annabelle Little styled by Leonid Gurevich shot in an astonishingly beautiful modern ‘castle’ in Yonkers, New York; inserted into the landscape of a lagoon in Iceland. The artist wished to bring the model, chair, mirror into the outdoor setting for a surrealistic piece that makes the viewer feel the tranquility of the moment captured. The piece also conveys the symbolic element of daydreaming, being a million miles away in one’s own thoughts.