Annoying Pile of Snow
Melting Glacier. Annoying Pile of Snow is a series, a group of melting glaciers from different parts of the world, which also look like annoying mounds of snow. Most of us in Sweden are familiar with these sad remnants of the past winter – a concentrate of dirt and gravel piled up by the snow-ploughs along the streets and squares of the city. The sculptures vary in size and scale, from 1:10 to 1:1,000, thus transporting the viewer from an ant’s perspective to a bird’s-eye view. The sculptures are made of paraffin, a material that is used in candles, and also in theatre and film to create the illusion of snow and ice. Paraffin is a by-product of oil production, which contributes to the paradoxical nature of the works. Their burning wicks contribute to their own demise.