hongtao zhou: snow furniture dancing at milwaukee art museum
feb 02, 2010
hongtao zhou: snow furniture dancing at milwaukee art museum


‘snow furniture dancing at milwaukee art museum’

as part of the outdoor installation at the milwaukee art museum, designer hongtao zhou
has designed a series of furniture ice sculptures that purposely sustain ‘melted’ appearance
to remind visitors of the impending global climate change crisis. it is being showcased
during the museum’s first green furniture show and green fair for the city.

struggling to find snow for the installation due to the unpredictable weather, zhou
collected limited amounts from nearby neighbourhood and took advantage of a thin
ice cover sitting over lake michigan. slush shaped around a tree branch helped to give
a curved shape to the legs of his furniture designs, while the cold wind solidified
his new structures.

this impermanent sculpture installation will be on display until the pieces have melted away.

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