Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ice Sculpture In Flagrante Delicto

Today I'm moving into the solo ice sculptures at Confederation Park, starting with this work by a Malaysian sculptor. The Sisters Of Little Or No Mercy would be shocked- shocked, I say- by this one. Every single time I saw this one during Winterlude, I saw the same thing: the mermaid having her way with the fish. And from comments of others nearby, I wasn't the only one seeing it that way.

 These two need to get a room.


39 comments:

  1. Haha! I see what you mean William.. despite the hint of naughty it's a splendid piece of ice carving :)

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  2. Let's see these other statues. First you put looks fantastic.

    Tomás.

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  3. Nice sculpting work! Now the sculptor may have had something else in mind and just didn't convey it very well. You just don't know.

    Our competition started today, a day late, as we had freezing rain that shut down the airport for awhile, and the many competitors coming from other places weren't able to get in. I'm planning a trip tomorrow to catch some of the work in progress. There are 37 single block sculptures in progress now with teams of two, to be finished up Thursday night. It's very warm this week, temps in the 20s,(F) much different than many years with the temps dropping down to 30s and 40s below.

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  4. Hahaha. I don't know what was the intention of the artist, but it sure is a beautiful piece :-)

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  5. I maxed the photo to see it better and certainly agree with your interpretation. Oh, my!!

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  6. Do you suppose that some people gave them the cold shoulder?

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  7. I don't see it.......honestly, I even clicked on the photo to get a better look........I must be sicker than I thought...LOL

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  8. Another masterpiece !
    Interpretation is a thing of the viewer, not of the artist...

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  9. @Grace: quite naughty!

    @Tomas: I haven't decided yet which in this series is going last.

    @Elaine: sometimes the finished sculpture isn't quite what the carver set out to do, but this looked pretty close to the sketch that was laid out on the identifying board.

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Jane and Chris: thank you.

    @Kate: it is quite peculiar.

    @Mike: quite possibly!

    @Gill: I think this one's quite open to interpretation, but as for me, I felt like a voyeur!

    @Karl: it certainly is.

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  10. Haha oh those mermaids and their saucy shenanigans!

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  11. If you gone on like this, your blog will have to be xxx-rated, I suppose ... ;-)

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  12. As you say, only some people saw the mating. Obviously it was well done and not offensive.

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  13. Oh my, William. LOL! And I just saw this news yesterday on Blogger. Google warns users of its Blogger platform that blogs containing sexually explicit material will be made private on 23 March. Just kidding. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. Oh, I meant to say that what I shared about what Google will be doing is true, but I was kidding on referring to your posts. :)

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  15. That one is a bit racy but well done none the less.

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  16. Oh my! Yes I do see what you see! :)) Still, the sculpture is very well executed.

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  17. @Aimee: very saucy- the term any port in a storm comes to mind!

    @Jan: it would have to!

    @Norma: that they do.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Red: the carver did well with this one.

    @Linda: I saw that item. I find it rather bothersome, given that the adult content warning should be enough, but apparently some Puritan at Google feels they have to be the final judge in what's best for everyone, and to hell with freedom of expression.

    @Judy: thanks!

    @EG: thank you!

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  18. Nice sculpture maybe the sculptor had exactly that in his/her twisted mind one will never know but the idea they put across into it has got the public talking about it and that's what the idea probably was all about to get people talking . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  19. Lots going on in Ottawa in winter!

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  20. I can't believe how many there are! This one is also lovely.

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  21. A perfect title for an unusual and very interesting sculpture!

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  22. Gotta do something during those long Canadian winter nights. LOL!

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  23. Hilarious note from you... 'Get a room.'

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  24. I'm sure it wasn't the mermaid's intention to have some sculptor put her and her, ahem, fish-toy, on display!

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  25. Lol, perhaps it's some sort of legend? Careful William, with Blogger's new sexually explicit content policy... :-)

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  26. @Country Gal: thank you!

    @RedPat: there's no shortage of stuff going on here.

    @Marleen: and more of them to come.

    @VP: given the subject matter, it seemed appropriate!

    @MB: definitely!

    @Birdman: they obviously need one!

    @Cheryl: a fish toy! That's a new one!

    @Ciel: I can't wait for the day when someone posts a pic of Michelangelo's David, and that sets off the profoundly idiotic Puritan "content policy" Google is trying to trailroad through.

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  27. had to enlarge to see what it was - so glad i did. very awesome!! ( :
    have a happy day!

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  28. I do love your title for it. Very apt.

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  29. @Beth: thanks!

    @Whisk: I do try!

    @Geoff: definitely quite weird.

    @Mari: I thought it fit.

    @Lois: they're making us all voyeurs.

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  30. Oh my! At least it's artfully done.

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  31. Well! I'm surprised this one didn't melt the ice it's sculpted in!

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