Sunday, February 16, 2014


Over on the west side of Confederation Park, there were six sculptures assembled by single carvers. I showed you a couple of them in progress a few days back. This first one is one of the two mermaids.

This second one is a bit more impressionist, but two drama masks form the heart of the sculpture, with afternoon sunlight passing through the ice.

And this one is a fish. Incidentally, the evergreens you see in the background are just a few of many scattered through the park. These are Christmas trees still in good shape, and put to a second use for Winterlude.

Tomorrow I'll show you the other three sculptures by solo carvers.


  1. The gesture by the mermaid is quite dramatic... a beautiful sculpture.

  2. I think the trees do add a nice festive air.

  3. Mermaids are native to Florida, I think! :) But the ice sculptures wouldn't last long here. I like the trees, too. It's a beautiful park.

  4. Jane: The mermaid appears to be flowing through water. I agree the gesture is dramatic but at the same time the overall feeling is of calmness. I like it!

  5. Stuart: thanks.

    Revrunner: it makes for a good backdrop.

    Lowell: they would melt fast there.

    Jane: it does have a calming way about it.

    Gill: I am not sure but it is possible since the festival is sponsored by a number of companies in addition to public funds.

    Luis: they are so!

  6. I love the ice SCULPTURES and the BLUE.

  7. Nice shots. The light gives the additional effect.

  8. @Norma: they both are!

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Inna: the daylight and lights at night make these sculptures entirely different.

    @EG: and it takes great care to put them together like that.

    @Ciel: that's something I love about them too.

  9. They are all so amazing to see and what a tour you have given us!

  10. I really like the way you caught glints of light here, makes some details really jump! (And highlights that fragile quality of ice)

  11. The sculptures are still lovely! But Christmas trees still looking good in February? Guess it's because of all the cold weather up there?

  12. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing your photos of these very impressive ice sculptures. Thank you as well for visiting and commenting on my blogs. I hope you have a great week. I look forward to visiting your blog again.

  13. Lovely sculptures, but the ice and the trees just convince me that the climate there is far too cold for this desert rat.

  14. Wonderful photos again William. They look impressive in them so I can only imagine what they would like for real. I would be in awe.

  15. I marvel at the skill of these sculptors, all the work done freehand with chainsaws, sanding wheels and chisels.

  16. These are all so nice, William! That mermaid is lovely.

  17. @RedPat: thanks!

    @Londonlulu: indeed.

    @Cheryl: yes, that does it.

    @Nita: you're welcome.

    @Mari: I love the cold!

    @Denise: that's the case for me.

    @Bob: I marvel at them too.

    @Linda: yes she is.