Gallery: Nicole Dextras’ Giant Words Made of Ice Depict the Folly of En...

Environmental artist Nicole Dextras builds giant words made of ice in the heart of vulnerable and often cold landscapes. She does this by constructing wooden letter frames anywhere from 18 inches to 8 feet tall that she then fills with water and leaves outside to freeze. Two weeks later, once the words are solid, Dextras removes the frames and leaves her frozen sculptures at the sun's mercy. Eventually they melt - which she says subverts the power of the English language and commercial signage by depicting how vulnerable they are. Hit the jump to learn more about these incredible monuments of folly, which have been erected on Lake Ontario, the Yukon River, and in downtown Toronto.

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