Japanese Artist Baku Maeda Uses Natural Resources to Create Wearable Ice Sculptures
Using ice as a design medium, Japanese Artist Baku Maeda creates wearable ice sculptures built to withstand the frigid temperatures of his home town of Sapporo, Japan. Talking about the process of making the ice masks Maeda says, "The city of Sapporo has been covered heavily with snow for five month. It is a long winter. For creating the ice mask, I froze the water with cold air for two days. Contrary to the coldness, it melts slowly and can be shaped to create various forms."