I adore this blog post. Apart from the absolute beauty of these ice-men, what a powerful message it puts across! What a better way to raise attention to the effects of global warming than to put a huge representational display in a public place?
The power of people is amazing… it makes you wonder, if somebody did this in every capital city in the world, imagine the awareness it would raise. Why spend millions on advertising, when you could do this with a bucket of water and a freezer? Stunning.
How cool (literally) is this?
In 2009, Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo carved these incredible tiny ice sculptures of men on the steps of Gendermenmarkt Square in Berlin. Aside from being beautiful, Azeveedo created the thousand miniature people to shed light on the effects of global warming and the World Wildlife Fund’s warning that melting ice could cause water levels to rise.
Needless to say, the tiny men didn’t stay sitting for long. The installation lasted till the last one melted in the heat of the day. Although a short exhibit, it sure was a powerful one.