Sunday, February 16, 2014

Mermaid

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.

21 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!

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  6. I love the ice SCULPTURES and the BLUE.
    Perfect!

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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?

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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

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