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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ice Sculpture Polar Bear | Circular Quay

I went to see sculptor Mark Coreth's Ice Bear that is located in front of the Customs House in Circular Quay, Sydney. So what's the story behind the Ice Bear? The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the need for urgent action on climate change. 

If you want to check it out, don't wait to long - as this is what the sculpture looks like now...

Pretty grim, huh? It's amazing how many people just wanted to touch and interact with the sculpture

Yep, there is not much left of it, except the skeleton of an endangered species. It's so sad. 

Carved from a 10-tonne block of ice, the two-metre polar bear, was frozen around a bronze skeleton in Britain before being sent to Australia where it was lifted by crane into Customs House Square. Renowned English sculptor Mark Coreth, says he got the inspiration for the sculpture when he stayed with native Inuits in northern Canada.
It's instinctual, everyone wants walks up to pet the bear, Coreth mentions "when you touch the bear you can feel the ice melting under your hand ... this is the human impact." He goes on, "When the ice goes from the Ice Bear, there will always be a bear, but it will be very different bear. It will be a skeleton, a pool of water, and a powerful message."

If you'd like to donate to this cause, you can do it here
If you can go see it, it really sends a powerful message

xox, Love

Festival Girl


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