WWF is on a roll lately. Guess what this is?
So schnell kann’s gehen… © Rosa Merk / WWF
(Image from a WWF press release)
Gosh, they’re melting! 1000 tiny icemen sculptures were placed on the steps at the Gendarmenmarkt Square in Berlin, Germany at noon, today, September 2nd, 2009.
They began melting in about a half hour according to wire reports.
The melting ice men were created by Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo. The exhibit was part of a launch campaign from WWF Germany to “raise awareness” about the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
So why not melting polar bears? Too graphic for some maybe?
According to some blog entires I’ve read, Azevedo has been setting up her tiny melting men sculptures in several countries since 2005.
It’s “art”. Greenmuze has an interview with the artist.
Sure why not, down in Australia, it appears some activists will be using a new tactic: