Frigid Temperatures Won't Stop Some Artists
Gordon Halloran and his crew are working outside in Chicago's Millenium Park handling cold slabs of ice. They're building a large colorful ice wall for a new exhibit, Paintings Below Zero. It seems a little counterintuitive to work like this in nostril freezing temperatures.
HALLORAN: That's the whole point is that it's counterintuitive, I think. That's how we get something completely different going.
Halloran says the cold is good for his art, but workers need to take plenty of breaks to stay warm.
HALLORAN: Keep the tea or the water going inside your system because your body's working like crazy to stay warm, uses up a lot of energy. And we're also working with a lot of adrenaline pumping here.
Freezing temperatures aren't necessary for the workers to continue building the piece. A refrigeration system keeps the ice wall from melting. It'll open to the public February 1.