Gallery: 6 Incredible Ice Sculptures That Will Melt Away When Spring Co...


Nicole Dextras’ Giant Ice Words Show the Folly of Environmental Destruction

Environmental artist Nicole Dextras decided to draw attention to vulnerable landscapes by literally displaying the folly of the environmental destruction. She crafted forms out of wood and froze water in the shape of letters to spell out the vulnerability. Her ice words were then photographed on Lake Ontario, the Yukon River, and in downtown Toronto before they melted away with the spring.

Okamoto Studio Carved Chess Pieces in Manhattan

This graceful and beautiful 14-piece ice sculpture chess set was set up in Midtown Manhattan back in December. Carved by Okamoto Studios, this installation was inspired by the game between Russian chess champion Gary Kasparov and Deep Blue, the IBM computer.

Illuminated IceWall Filled With Seeds at MIT

Last spring, third-year architecture student Yushiro Okamoto designed and built IceWall, a temporary installation facing the Charles River for MIT’s 150th year anniversary. Flower seeds were frozen into the ice blocks and when spring came, the ice melted and released the seeds into the ground, where they germinated and eventually bloomed.


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