Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jabberwocky

Today I'm starting with the finished sculptures at Confederation Park, and I'll begin with three. This first one gives us the essence of the surfer and the wave. A small dog is incorporated in the lower right.


This second sculpture concerns itself with games. From board games to dominos to a Rubik's Cube, the carvers went with various amusements.


This last one I took from two angles. It's the Jabberwocky, from the Lewis Carroll stories.


It certainly does look fierce in person.


23 comments:

  1. I'm wondering, were there prizes, or were these all just demonstration?

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  2. They are really talented, much more than some other people who call themselves artists. Oh and thanks, now I'm humming the Beach Boys.

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  3. These guys (and gals) have incredible imaginations and skill. Love the Jabberwocky, I find it hard to imagine putting in that much work and then walking away from it to have it melt.

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  4. Brilliant... Shame all that imagination is so temporary !

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  5. I envy people who have the talent to carve such magnificent works of art. They are each special in their own way but the Jabberwocky is the most interesting to me. How does one even envision something like this to know how to begin? Amazing!

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  6. I'm with Grace. It's just a shame it will all soon melt....

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  7. @Hamilton: there was a competition- whether that was for cash, medals, or just bragging rights, I don't know, but the festival does have some extensive sponsorship.

    @Ciel: you might not be the only one doing that!

    @Gunn: it certainly is.

    @Stuart: it's amazing craftmanship.

    @Grace: yes, it's not meant to last.

    @EG: the detail of these always astonishes me.

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  8. @Revrunner: the dog's a curious addition!

    @Lowell: their imagination is astonishing.

    @Stefan: it is.

    @Norma: it's to be enjoyed while it's there.

    @Luis: that's the consensus!

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  9. I do love that surfer in the wave, plus the little pooch! What amazing sculptures you've gotten to see - thanks for sharing them here.

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  10. Wow! Never could imagine the Jabberwocky but now I can!

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  11. These all look so fragile. I'd hate to be the one person that broke off a piece.

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  12. I like the surfer---well the others also. How cold is it there? We'd have instant melt here. MB

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  13. @LondonLulu: you're welcome!

    @Inna: I'm glad you think so.

    @Cheryl: I've seen it in pictures... this one does it justice.

    @Sharon: when they used to have them in the open, I've seen the effect of sunlight or wind break pieces off.

    @RedPat: that's certainly true!

    @MB: it's well below freezing, and generally will stay that way until late March or early April. We don't get much in the way of thaws.

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  14. These sculptures are amazing! I'm glad you shared them with us. So many creative people...

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  15. They are all lovely! My favorite is the surfer dude and the little dog.

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  16. Amazingly beautiful sculpture and sadly all are so short-lived. There is a real talent to carving these.

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