this morning i went down the frozen river to see how Owen Williams' icicle "I"s are progressing. today is his final working day on them (and so far it's a beautiful sunny day). soon the icicles are going to start melting--the snow slid off our roof yesterday afternoon--so i suppose it's a good time to finish. in our radio interview on Friday, Owen explained that his inspiration for the project came from a trip down the Alaska coast from Skagway. from the boat, he saw rows of posts from ruined docks, standing in the water, marching away from shore. the posts were definitely capital "I"s, taller than the icicles he's working on, but similar.