These frozen art pieces are about as temporary as a temporary exhibition can get.
As a good part of the U.S. is getting blasted by some seriously frigid air this week, it only seems appropriate to take in some art pieces inspired by Mother Nature's wintery capabilities.
From snow canvases to ice soundscapes, read on for some stunning—albeit temporary—work inspired by temperatures under 32 degrees.
Jim Denevan's mission: to create the world's largest work of art on the world's largest lake. And what happens when that lake happens to be in Siberia? A resulting nine square miles of art chiseled into pure ice, undertaken by Denevan's adventurous team in sub-zero temperatures and intense winds.
The piece, which was commissioned by Anthropologie art magazine offshoot The Anthropologist, was based off the mathematical Fibonacci sequence. A documentary is being made about the project. Watch the trailer here.
Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo's ice people: 1,000 small sitting figures made from ice. The Berlin installation, intended to draw attention to climate change in the Arctic, lasted until his last figure melted in the heat of the day.
Sweden's famous Ice Hotel—yes, that would be a hotel made from ice—annually invites artists to submit proposals for designing their own hotel room. The 2013 winners were Eszter Augustine-Sziksz and Nikkila Carroll, whose project ILLUMINATED lit the walls with screen-printed discs of ice back-lit with LED lights, thus creating the illusion of stained-glass windows in the icy walls.
Of the process, Thierstein writes on her website, "We stuck hundreds of fake icicles and other forms of fake ice onto the ice boat and I had the pleasure of setting off a snow candle which filled the room with giant snowflakes."