Nele Azevedo: ‘melting men’

installation of 1,000 melting men in Berlin to highlight global warming

In 2009 Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo carved 1,000 ‘Melting Men’ out of ice and placed them on a stairway in a Square of Berlin in order to bring awareness to Global Warming. She created the installation to visually remind people of the melting ice caps in Greenland and Antartica (according to an analysis made by researchers, ice could cause sea-levels to rise more than 3.3 ft by 2100!).

With temperatures of 73 degrees fahreneheit, (23 degress celsius), the ice figures began melting within half an hour after setup.

She has installed the ‘Melting Men’ or ‘Monumento Minimo’, in cities across the globe and is becoming known internationally for her climate change art.