Baines notes that Haydon was encouraged by Stephen Pyne's book, The Ice. He writes that Pyne's descriptions of ice have been "influential in Kirsten Haydon's development of symbiology from the most basic form of ice crystal to convey a unique group of work. ice shifts, ice friends, ice shapes, ice moves, ice blocks, ice flows, ice falls, ice travels are depicted.
Kirsten Haydon is an expatriate New Zealand jeweller currently based in Melbourne. Previous exhibitions and awards include; poppy's poppies (2000); in the drawer (2002-4); The Dowse Gold Award (2005); reflections of ice (2006); room with a view (2006); on the shelf (2007). Ice Terrane is presented in New Zealand exclusively at Objectspace as part of the Auckland Festival 2009 Visual Arts programme.
Kirsten Haydon was interviewed for National Radio's 'The Arts On Sunday with Lynn Freeman.' A podcast of this interview is available for download here.