A Life-Size Wax House That Gradually Melts by Artist Alex Chinneck

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  •  BY Jack Lowe

Artist Alex Chinneck, who created the sliding house, upside-down house, and the floating piazza in Covent Garden, has unveiled his latest creation - a two-storey house made almost entirely from wax. Using 8,000 wax brick, Chinneck built the house on Southwark Street in London, where it will gradually melt over its 30 day lifespan.

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The sculpture is called "A pound of flesh for 50p" and is part of Merge Festival - an annual series of art, music and performances that focus on the heritage and culture of London's Bankside. Chinneck's piece celebrates the history of an old candle-making factory situated in the area for a few hundred years. If you want to go and check it out in person, it'll be on display up until 18 November, 2014.

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