Gallery: Gigantic Melting Vitruvian Man Calls Attention to Vanishing Ar...


The Vitruvian Man is typically used as a symbol of the human relationship to geometry, to proportion, and to civilization. So Greenpeace decided to enlist artist John Quigley to install this massive symbol in the artic — about 500 miles from the North Pole. Depicted as fading away into the advancing tide, the Melting Vitruvian Man is meant to draw attention to dwindling sea ice – this year Arctic ice retreated to the third smallest area on record.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below

1 Comment

  1. itsok2bgreen October 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    that piece of ice the artwork is on is shaped like North and South America…ironic!

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home