Designer Arturo Erbsman Uses Natural Resources to Create Ephemeral Ice Chandeliers

Designed to be hung from tree branches during winter, Arturo Erbsman's "Polar Light" is an ice chandelier composed of a metal structure covered with a soft white woven fishnet that catches water and gradually freezes it and turns it into beautiful stalactites. At nightfall, the chandelier glows as rays from a light source pass through the ice, highlighting the beauty and delicacy of the crystallization of water. Via his website, "This project considers factors of climate as potential drivers that can interact with manmade objects. It is the first result of my ongoing experimental research on relationship between manufactured objects and the four elements of nature."

Find out more about the project here.

via [designboom]