5,000 Melting Ice Sculptures Remember the Fallen of WWI

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A Brazilian artist and sculptor Nele Azevedo has arranged 5,000 small ice figures on the steps of Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, U.K. in order to remember the men and women that lost their lives during WWI, including civilians.

As the figures slowly melted away they created a powerful and memorable image, and they were crowned by a single red figure that appeared to drip blood down the steps as it melted away.

“I wanted to break with the traditional characteristics of a monument,“Azevedo told Birmingham Mail. “My sculptures remember people who are not remembered by other monuments.“

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