Artist Installs 5,000 Ice Figurines in Birmingham, UK to Commemorate World War I Deaths

Minimum Monument by Nele Azevedo

To commemorate those who lost their lives in World War I, Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo recently created an outdoor art installation in Birmingham, UK of 5,000 ice figurines which were allowed to melt in the sun. The poignant installation, entitled “Minimum Monument,” was viewed by thousands of locals at Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square before the figures melted away.

Minimum Monument by Nele Azevedo

Minimum Monument by Nele Azevedo

Minimum Monument by Nele Azevedo

Minimum Monument by Nele Azevedo

photos via Birmingham Mail

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