IceShifts is a series of photographs consisting of garments and botanicals frozen into large blocks of ice. Heads, hands and reproductive organs are substituted with plant materials and each title relates to a women’s name derived from a plant. Though it may have been a Victorian conceit to name girls after pretty flowers, here the plants signify a more rooted relationship to the biological environment. This work is also inspired by a scene in July Taymor’s film adaptation of Titus where she portrays Lavinia as a hybrid woman-tree ﬁgure. Like Lavinia and her Greek counterparts Daphne and the Dryads, the IceShifts series depict a modern interpretation of a spring nymph emerging from her ice chamber.