28 December 2009

A chilly reminder

Remember the pedestal left behind, when King David was abducted? During COP15, on december 12, a polar bear took his place. First I dismissed the giant as plastic. Later I realised it was cut from a block of the local ice, way up where the polar bears still live. The Norwegian artist Olaf Storø is the man behind the half ton bear, that was cut from the block in Norway, transported in a crate, and finally trimmed upon arrival. Watching the giant disappear before your very eyes, is a chilly reminder of what is to come. Or in this case, go.

More on Storø and Trude here. And just for the pictures (and if you read norwegian), go here.






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