Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Keep An Eye On Tonya Harding

This sculpture of a figure skater was done by a Japanese carver. Among the solo carvings, it took second place.


Tomorrow I will be showing you the first place winner for the solo carvers, and I will be bringing my Winterlude series to a close. By the way: it's not just Tonya you have to worry about, it's her baton wielding confederates.

41 comments:

  1. Amazing detail inthe sculptures

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  2. Tonya! Yikes!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  3. I remember her.
    There seemed to be an underlying tragedy, sad story.
    The ice sculpture is beautiful,no matter what!

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  4. Then tomorrow it's up to Kristi Yamaguchi ...?

    Tomás.

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  5. I have to say I love this one, the details are just spot on.

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  6. Look out! She's behind you!
    Jane x

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  7. @Bill: the detail in these things is just incredible.

    @Cloudia: Tonya is someone to be wary of.

    @Merisi: I wonder what ever became of her.

    @Tomas: tomorrow it's something different!

    @Hilary: thanks.

    @Gill: thank you.

    @Karl: yes, the carver did splendidly on that.

    @Jane and Chris: I'll look over my shoulder.

    @Sharon: certainly is!

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  8. I liked that last bit. Toya. Haaaa.Ha

    I look forward to your blog.

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  9. Nice work, great picture, funny caption!

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  10. I like this one as it keeps in harmony with the ice idea. After that it's just a great carving with lots of fluid motion.

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  11. Ah yes, Tanya---something that will follow her forever.
    MB

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  12. Wonderful slowing hair! And I like the snowflakes and icicles too.

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  13. Lovely, William. I remember the incident years ago with Tonya Harding.

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  14. @Birdman: I can hear the cadence of Nancy's voice calling that out!

    @Norma: thanks!

    @Tex: I've got an odd sense of humour.

    @Carolann: thank you!

    @VP: thanks!

    @Red: it does feel like it's in motion.

    @MB: she will never live that down. Someday in her obituary, it'll start off with that.

    @EG: so did I.

    @Linda: how could anyone forget?

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  15. As a Japanese, I feel happy the work by Japanese carver won the 2nd place :-)
    That sure is a very lovely work!

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  16. This was a wonderful series.
    Sorry I have be slow to comment.
    You are very lucky to live in such an exciting city.

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. It's the ice crystals that do it for me though I do like the movement too!

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  18. Oh la la, encore une pièce de maître !

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  19. Wonderful photo and sculpture again.
    I think I was a fan of Nancy Kerrigan in those days ... ;-)

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  20. I really have been impressed with all of these...and there are so many. Fantastic skills.

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  21. @Jen: thank you.

    @Tamago: the carver really outdid themselves with this one.

    @Parsnip: thanks!

    @Ciel: so do I.

    @Anna: one more to come.

    @Jan: it's hard to not have sympathized with Nancy.

    @Lauren: there were quite a lot this year.

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  22. I think this has been a stunning series William, so much talent in one collection. I always think of ice as such a fragile medium but with care it's amazing what can be achieved

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  23. Amazing what artists can render from blocks of ice - beauty, motion, intricacy.
    Yeah, watch your knees if you're a serious contender. Jealousy has no bounds.

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  24. Another pretty one! I like the long hair trailing behind her.

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  25. @Geoff: it takes tremendous care.

    @Kay: after all these years, it's still weird.

    @Cheryl: yes, Tonya!

    @Mari: graceful indeed.

    @Lois: very pretty.

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  26. beautiful series ... looking forward to your photo of the first place winner

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  27. Good ol' Tonya. Her life hasn't gone the way she thought it would when she was a young ice skating star.

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  28. I can't imagine having the patience (and talent) to create something like this. Tonya Harding is currently on yet another cheesy cable show these days.

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  29. That's the truth. Weird story, wasn't it?!

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  30. It must be hard having such a reputation.

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