Watch a wax house melt down in 30 days

UpCycleClubPublished: December 1, 2014269,471 views
Published: December 1, 2014

Artist Alex Chinneck constructed this full-sized, two-story wax house exhibit in London, England as part of the Merge Festival. Called "A Pound of Flesh for 50p", the structure was made entirely of 8,000 paraffin wax bricks and was designed to melt over the course of 30 days. Watch the process yourself in this incredible time lapse! Credit: UpCycle.Club.

Alex Chinneck (born 1984) is a British sculptor known for creating temporary public artworks. Most of Chinneck's installations feature across Greater London. His early works include Telling the Truth Through False Teeth (2012), where the artist used 1,248 pieces of glass to create 312 identically smashed windows across the derelict facade of a factory in Hackney, From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes (2013) in Margate where Chinneck created the illusion that the entire facade of house had slid into the garden, and Under the Weather but Over the Moon (2013), a commercial property situated on Blackfriars Road created to look as if it had become completely inverted.

For his work in Hackney, local residents have described Chinneck as the "Banksy of Glass".

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