The Iceman Cometh!
If you live on planet earth, you might have heard that it is insanely, oppressively hot in the US this summer. Like fry an egg on my face hot. I am so sweaty that the door guy in my office building hands me a paper towel every morning when I walk into the sweet sacristy of our air-conditioned, arctic lobby. I’m almost positive that the Great Flood is coming and that it’s coming entirely out of my pores, so start building your arks. But I know we’ve talked extensively about my hate affair with the heat here – oh and also here – (it’s something of a hobby), so how about we take a moment of silence for these poor little ice sculpture guys instead.
For Throwback Thursday, I bring you Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo, who, in 2009, placed 1,000 miniature ice men on the pavement in a Berlin square to spread the message about climate change. I’m curious if the exhibit came with a merch kiosk – I totally would have bought ice cube man molds (ever the American consumerist).
More of my favorite photos of the mini-men from Street Art Utopia…