by Zolton in New Eco on Friday 9 April 2010

Artist and engineer, Hongtao Zhou, is also furniture designer at the University of Wisconsin, with a particular interest in the issues around ‘sustainability, climate, and culture’. He was commissioned recently by the Milwaukee Art Museum to create an installation of ‘dancing ice furniture‘ for its lawn, but was undermined by the forces of nature. The unseasonably warm temperatures conspired to melt his artistry. Oh well, it was a powerful testament to his global warming concerns.