Surviving the Frost
Industrial plastic, straw, metal, fabric, wire, nails, and enamel on canvas on wood
105 x 74 x 11 inches
High Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation
In Surviving the Frost Dial created a hauntingly beautiful ode to the persistence of human life. Using the image of roses thriving on a cold, inhospitable outcropping of frost-covered rocks he offered a metaphoric portrait of his deceased wife Cara and other women who have come to symbolize caring and nurturance in an otherwise hard world.