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#Global #Warming #Melts This House In November

This may seem like an ordinary house, but look closer and it looks like something out of a Salvador Dali painting. That’s right, it’s melting. (And, no, it’s not actually related to global warming.) As part of the Merge Festival, London based Alex Chinneck has made a 2 story house made entirely of wax and beds of terracotta sand. It’s called The Pound of Flesh for 50p installation.

The house was made to commemorate the history of an old candle making factory in Bankside that was around several centuries ago.

commemorate an old candle factory

The melting was subtle at first, but is now becoming quite evident from just a glance.

melting was subtle

The color of the bricks makes the melted piles almost look like blood.

look like blood

It’s compiled of over 8,000 bricks made of paraffin wax.

made of paraffin wax

Even the windows are made of wax.

Even the windows are made of wax

And the door.

the door

It’s a very popular exhibit at the Merge Festival.

popular exhibit at the Merge Festival



Look how much it has changed even after just a week or so.

changed after a week

It’s kind of depressing to watch a house melt, but also beautiful in a weird way. Also I bet the surrounding area smells like a birthday cake.