nele azevedo’s ‘melting men’ on the steps of the concert hall in berlin’s gendarmenmarkt squareimage © reuters

earlier this week, brazilian artist nele azevedo, carved 1,000 figures out of ice and placed them on the steps of the concert hall in berlin’s gendarmenmarkt square. with temperatures of 73 degrees fahreneheit, (23 degress celsius), the ice figures began melting within half an hour. the project entitled ‘melting men’ was meant to bring awareness to the world wildlife fund’s warning, that melting ice could cause sea-levels to rise more than 3.3 ft by 2100.

'melting men' by nele azevedothe men began melting within half an hourimage © reuters

'melting men' by nele azevedo ‘melting men’image courtesy of nele azevedo

'melting men' by nele azevedo a lone melting manimage courtesy of nele azevedo