Néle Azevedo (born in 1950, Santos Dumont, MG, Brazil) is a sculptor and independent researcher. She holds a Masters in Visual Arts from São Paulo State University Arts Institute (UNESP 2003) and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Santa Marcelina College (1997).
In 2009, she carved these incredible tiny ice sculptures of men and placed them on the steps of Gendermenmarkt Square in Berlin.
Aside from being beautiful, Azeveedo created the thousand miniature people to shed light on the effects of global warming and the World Wildlife Fund’s warning that melting ice could cause water levels to rise. Needless to say, the tiny men didn’t stay sitting for long.
The message of “Melting Men” is that global warming effects us all.