The Cold Seat

I recently received an email from Hongtao Zhou, a University of Wisconsin-Madison Artist/Designer that recently installed a project on Lake Mendota with an environmental statement and a frigid ends – something a person who grew up in North Dakota can appreciate. Enjoy!


:: Ice & Snow Furniture Raised From Lake Mendota – image via Hongtao Zhou

From Zhou “Recently I created icy furniture on frozen Lake Mendota near the UW-Madison Memorial Union Terrace shoreline. They connect the lake, the land (architecture), the air and the people and complete a sustainable life cycle with minimum environmental impact. I hope the public climate art can help to raise up awareness of sustainable design with less or without negative impact.”


:: Snow Bowls for Ice Cream – image via Hongtao Zhou

Following the weather changes, the furniture will back into the lake and become a part of the water body again and complete their beautiful green life cycle.”


:: installation – photo by Susan Frikken sfrikken@yahoo.com

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