Friday, December 04, 2009

Melting Ice Sculpture Intended to Scare the Bejeezus Out of Us

(Not to be confused with this unrelated story.)

A British hacker/sculptor carving a polar bear with Al Gore's head out of ice, with a bronze skeleton inside except for a jello spine, hopes to make a powerful environmental message when the Arctic animal art piece melts.

He said he was struck by the plight of the taxpayers due to climate change legislation, and became convinced "that we have got to do something about this and do it quick."

Observers will be encouraged to be interactive with the sculpture, he added, saying that anyone who touches it will help change the shape and "represent the human aspect of raping its citizens."

"We hope that this creative act will bring home to each person how human freedom has the power to affect the delicate egos of world leaders," he said.

"When the skeleton begins to appear, it's going to become terrifying. When the jello appears, it is going to take warmth through the skeleton and melt that ice with the red raspberry color," he said. "That is akin to a lack of spine in the U.S. Congress — the deep, dark blood sucking whirlpool that absorbs the fruit of others' labors and continually wastes it."

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