Thursday, February 13, 2014

Horseman


Two more ice sculptures from Confederation Park today. I mentioned in an earlier post about the carvers from Yakutzk. There were actually two teams from that Siberian city, but I'm reasonably sure that the pic I showed you in that post features this first sculpture as their final work. It's a boy standing on a galloping horse, with two other horses close by.


I decided to take two shots with a slightly different angle.


I like the delicate attention to detail by the carvers on this sculpture.



25 comments:

  1. That's pure delight and makes me think of Mongolia!

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  2. These ice sculptures are fabulous! Great photos! Also, thank you for stopping by and letting me know about the turtles.

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  3. Incredibly detailed! All the way from Siberia? I'm impressed!

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  4. This stuff just blows me away. I cannot comprehend how someone can do it...especially with ice!

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  5. @Ciel: I also thought of Mongolia with that sculpture.

    @Stuart: yes they are.

    @Denise: you're welcome!

    @Luis: delicate's an understatement!

    @EG: yes, all the way from Siberia. At least there it's cold enough to practice!

    @Lowell: it truly is an art form.

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  6. Those are some intricate ice carvings!

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  7. Gorgeous, how long can these sculptures last?

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  8. How they portray such movement in a chunk of ice is beyond me!
    Jane x

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  9. Love those incredible galloping horses, I wonder how long these sculptors take to get their skills to such a level - so beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful! I can't imagine someone with the patience to do this, knowing it is so temporary!

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  11. These sculptures are so detailed. I can't imagine doing one knowing that it's only temporary. Good on those artists for creating these works!

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  12. Oh wow! This is so wonderful. I love horses and these are awesome. MB

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  13. Wow, gorgeous. I love ice sculptures. They are such a unique art form.

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  14. These are ice sculptures? Pity that they will melt soon, fortunately you made the photos!

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  15. @Furry Gnome: and more of that to come!

    @Wilf: they'll be taken apart when the festival is over.

    @Jane and Chris: lots of patience and great care, I think.

    @Sharon: oh, yes.

    @LondonLulu: years of practice, I would imagine.

    @Eve: it is.

    @Cheryl: their craftmanship astonishes me.

    @Halcyon: they get a lot of accolades!

    @MB: I figured the horses would get some attention!

    @Angelika: yes, they are.

    @Karl: this festival is one of my favourite times of the year here.

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  16. Amazing! Hard to believe that is ice.

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  17. These ice artists are exceptional. I am almost jealous.

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  18. Lovely. It's a shame the works are so fleeting.

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  19. Wow! imagine the work that goes into this, only to have it melt! Wonderful pictures.

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