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.
Amazing detail inthe sculpturesReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
I remember her.ReplyDelete
There seemed to be an underlying tragedy, sad story.
The ice sculpture is beautiful,no matter what!
Then tomorrow it's up to Kristi Yamaguchi ...?ReplyDelete
love this one!ReplyDelete
I have to say I love this one, the details are just spot on.ReplyDelete
Wonderful long hair !ReplyDelete
Look out! She's behind you!ReplyDelete
@Bill: the detail in these things is just incredible.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: Tonya is someone to be wary of.
@Merisi: I wonder what ever became of her.
@Tomas: tomorrow it's something different!
@Gill: thank you.
@Karl: yes, the carver did splendidly on that.
@Jane and Chris: I'll look over my shoulder.
@Sharon: certainly is!
"Why? Why? Why?"ReplyDelete
you're too funny. :)ReplyDelete
I liked that last bit. Toya. Haaaa.HaReplyDelete
I look forward to your blog.
Nice work, great picture, funny caption!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Ah yes, Tanya---something that will follow her forever.ReplyDelete
Wonderful slowing hair! And I like the snowflakes and icicles too.ReplyDelete
Lovely, William. I remember the incident years ago with Tonya Harding.ReplyDelete
@Birdman: I can hear the cadence of Nancy's voice calling that out!ReplyDelete
@Tex: I've got an odd sense of humour.
@Carolann: thank you!
@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?
As a Japanese, I feel happy the work by Japanese carver won the 2nd place :-)ReplyDelete
That sure is a very lovely work!
This was a wonderful series.ReplyDelete
Sorry I have be slow to comment.
You are very lucky to live in such an exciting city.
It's the ice crystals that do it for me though I do like the movement too!ReplyDelete
Oh la la, encore une pièce de maître !ReplyDelete
Wonderful photo and sculpture again.ReplyDelete
I think I was a fan of Nancy Kerrigan in those days ... ;-)
I really have been impressed with all of these...and there are so many. Fantastic skills.ReplyDelete
@Jen: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Tamago: the carver really outdid themselves with this one.
@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.
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 achievedReplyDelete
Amazing what artists can render from blocks of ice - beauty, motion, intricacy.ReplyDelete
Yeah, watch your knees if you're a serious contender. Jealousy has no bounds.
No, no! Not Tonya!ReplyDelete
Another pretty one! I like the long hair trailing behind her.ReplyDelete
@Geoff: it takes tremendous care.ReplyDelete
@Kay: after all these years, it's still weird.
@Cheryl: yes, Tonya!
@Mari: graceful indeed.
@Lois: very pretty.
Love the title.ReplyDelete
beautiful series ... looking forward to your photo of the first place winnerReplyDelete
Good ol' Tonya. Her life hasn't gone the way she thought it would when she was a young ice skating star.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That's the truth. Weird story, wasn't it?!ReplyDelete
It must be hard having such a reputation.ReplyDelete
@Randy: I liked writing that title.ReplyDelete
@Denton: thank you!
@Jack: definitely not.
@Pat: that's all she can do.
@Jennifer: very weird!
@Elaine: thank you!
@Linda: it would be.