Over the years, I’ve collected melt water from glaciers wherever I’ve found them and have taken this home intending to isolate ice-nucleating bacteria from the samples. I never actually got around to doing this but in the intervening years I began to appreciate what the samples could represent. I began to see them as premature memorials for a type of geology that is destined for extinction as our planet warms. So that they might become truly appropriate memorials, I developed a process that regenerates the glacial form, transforming the melt waters into a unique crystalline form that is stable at room temperature. The process captures the essence of the original glacial ice, its flow, and internal tensions , but now in a form that is resistant to the impact of climate change and delightfully warm to the touch. Examining the forms closely, it is easy to imagine a time when the Earth’s glaciers have disappeared, and when we might visit these memorials in a museum, and consider them as we do the mounted and fading husks of long extinct animals today.