This amazing candle glacier project is done by 16 family teams.
We can burn candles, we can melt them into liquid wax, we can shape them, change colours, change scent, there are so many things we can do with it. Why should we just trap them in regular shapes?
That is the reason I started this “Glacier” project.
Let’s make art out of candles!
- a custom acrylic glass container 1400mmX400mmX60mm
- 27kg white candles
- 10 pieces wax dye
- various tools
We learn about the glaciers, what influence climate change make to them, and how bad it could be when they melt. Also, we discuss about the shape, colour, volume of glaciers. How to create a scene with candles.
Every team started with cutting the cylinder candles into the shape of icebergs and glaciers.
We put the glaciers into the container, arranging in a natural way. Then the deep blue liquid wax just was poured into it. It is such an amazing experience for everyone to watch. The pure blue liquid was flowing around the glaciers and finally covered the bottom part.
When it was finished, the final work was beyond everyone’s imagination. The most valuable aspect of this project is the unique experience we had during the process. It was based on team work, no one could predict what the final work will look like until the last moment, not even me.
Creating an art project together like this will be an unforgettable memory for our little artists. We are trying to help them experience something special, let them think, let them feel. Life can be artful and everyone of us is an artist.
Oh, yes, we will find a special opportunity to light it up, let the candle burn and melt because in the real world, the same thing is happening every day, every hour, every minute.