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08/05/2014 08:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Melting Ice Pops Become Psychedelic Art

These melted summer treats, part of Michael Massaia's new "Transmogrify" photography series, may be heart-wrenching reminders of that dreadful moment as a child where your ice cream slips from your small sticky hands.

Massaia makes the ices vivid in his studio by placing them on black Plexiglas, allowing them to melt in their own sweet time, and photographing them using only natural light, with long exposures. Here's what happened to Spiderman, Spongebob, and other cartoon faves.

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Spongebob

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Hello Kitty

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Bugs Bunny

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Spiderman

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Tweety Bird

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My Little Pony