5,000 Melting Ice Sculptures Remember the Victims Of WWI

August 5, 2014 in Art, artist, Installation, People

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Yesterday we described a heart-wrenching memorial installation commemorating some of the lost soldiers of WWI, but now, one artist has created an art installation that also remembers the often-forgotten civilian deaths during “The Great War.”

Brazilian sculptor Nele Azevedo arranged 5,000 little ice figurines on the step of Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, U.K., to remember the men and women lost during WWI, including the civilians. The melting, ghostly figures, placed by volunteers, created a truly haunting image, and they were crowned by a red figure that seemed to drip a trail of blood down the steps.

“I wanted to break with the traditional characteristics of a monument,” Azevedo told Birmingham Mail.  “My sculptures remember people who are not remembered by other monuments.”

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