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Nicole Dextras’ Giant Words Made of Ice Depict the Folly of Environmental Destruction

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 5, 2012 @ 9:09 am In Architecture,Art,Design,Environment,environmental destruction,Gallery,global development | No Comments

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Dextras capitalizes on the notion that a single word or set of words juxtaposed against a certain backdrop can create a lasting impression that hopefully shifts people’s awareness of their environmental impact. Nothing is quite so striking as the word CONSUME built in ice and decorated with blue food coloring set against an ugly, half-finished city skyline, or the word RESOURCE limp and melting in a whitewashed northern landscape [2] – one of the last frontiers that corporations are already eyeing.

The artist uses a range of styles, sizes, and words to complete her sculptures, and often works in environments that are so cold her camera equipment freezes up. The VIEW project on Lake Ontario [3] took a full month to complete, so these are serious endeavors that require a great amount of dedication. What we love most about these structures is that they are temporary and so richly symbolize just how fragile all of life really is – particularly if we take it for granted.

+ Nicole Dextras [4]

Via The Next Web [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/01/nicole-dextras-ice-art-1.jpg

[2] whitewashed northern landscape: http://inhabitat.com/video-painted-mountains-in-peru-are-slowly-bringing-back-lost-glaciers/

[3] VIEW project on Lake Ontario: http://www.nicoledextras.com/index.php?/wordswinter/view/

[4] + Nicole Dextras: http://www.nicoledextras.com/index.php?/wordswinter/about-ice-typography/

[5] The Next Web: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2012/01/03/giant-ice-typography-on-the-shores-of-lake-ontario/

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