In 2009 the first bear was carved from a ten-ton block of ice in Copenhagen to coincide with the UN Climate Summit meeting. As the days passed it began to melt – revealing a bronze skeleton and three informative plaques. Since then this dynamic installation and its haunting presence has been recreated worldwide.
So, let me pass on Mark’s wisdom: clay and plaster are water dependent. Wax melts in the sun. Remember Icarus?
I’d pack thermals.