Most of the snow sculptures at Lansdowne Park were completed when I stopped by to take photographs, but one was being worked on by this fellow, using a chainsaw. I thought it was an interesting idea to photograph some of the process.
I'll show you the finished sculpture in tomorrow's post. Here are two of the other sculptures.
Wood sculptors sometimes let the patterns of the wood guide the sculpture. Snow and ice seem like such a blank slate. It's wonderful to see what the sculptors make of it.ReplyDelete
The last sculpture is fine.ReplyDelete
Erstaunlich was aus Schnee und Eis entstehen kann.ReplyDelete
Amazing how they do itReplyDelete
It must be very cold to keep them "alive".ReplyDelete
@Kay: that makes sense to me.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: the abominabl snowman does look whimsical.
@Noke: thank you!
@Bill: a lot of different methods go into it.
@Marianne: snow sculptures seem more durable. As long as the temps stay around freezing and there's no rain.
Wonderful to see the process come alive.ReplyDelete
Love the process; love the sense of humor.ReplyDelete
How interesting to see a work in progress William, looking forward to seeing the results tomorrow!ReplyDelete
how fun to watch him!ReplyDelete
Very interesting. I'm wondering where and how they get those big blocks of ice/snow...ReplyDelete
Is that guy bringing up the rear a Yeti?ReplyDelete
He's using all kinds of equipment.ReplyDelete
I guess the guy looks at his block of snow and says I see this in the block and then carves it our.I've seen some where they use color.ReplyDelete
@Bill: it is!ReplyDelete
@Janis: snow sculptures do tend to bring a lot of humour into the equation.
@Grace: when you see it, you'll like it!
@Tanya: it was.
@Tex: that it is.
@Lowell: I think the snow's fabricated- I know the ice is. These big blocks are brought in crates.
@Norma: it is, yes!
@Sharon: saws, chainsaws, what looks like a wrench or a crowbar to knock out a section. They use finer instruments as they go along.
@Red: I think that's right. Tomorrow you'll see some of these lit up.
Wonderful to see this man doing his job.ReplyDelete
I wonder how the snow is pressed together before the carvers start working with it ...
Thanks for the tutorial! Now all I need is snow and ice!ReplyDelete
These artists are so amazing!ReplyDelete
That's amazing wonderful work and photos of it all ! Thanks for sharing , It is pouring rain here today and windy . Have a good day !ReplyDelete
Great idea, I really enjoyed these photos of the process. Thank you :)ReplyDelete
@Jan: I think it's part of the fabrication process that keeps it all together until it's ready for the carvers.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: you're welcome! Plenty of snow here.
@Halcyon: they're very talented.
@Country Gal: we're getting it all as snow.
@Denise: you're welcome.
Nice to look their working.ReplyDelete
Interesting, but nothing like the wonderful ice sculptures!ReplyDelete
I do wonder where all the compression of the snow takes place.ReplyDelete
Incoyable. It almost looks like expanded polystyrene!ReplyDelete
A fun way to experience the cold!!!ReplyDelete
I like that! It's not something you see very often.ReplyDelete
@Orvokki: it is.ReplyDelete
@VP: I'm not done with the ice sculptures, fortunately.
@RedPat: I wonder too!
@Ciel: I can see that.
@Chieftess: it is, yes.
@Marleen: only in winter!
You would NEVER want to put a chainsaw in my hands. NEVER! :-)ReplyDelete
Fascinating stuff William, I still can't get my head around how attacking a block of ice with a chainsaw produces such wonderful delicate sculptures..ReplyDelete
Unbelievable...and with a chain saw, no less!ReplyDelete
i would have never guessed that would be the end result. i was curious about the building behind there, is that one you have shared before? those toppers are too cool. neat-O!! ( :ReplyDelete
They use tools for all sorts of things. I'm mundane. Just the shrubs.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: I can't be trusted either!ReplyDelete
@Geoff: it takes great care at times!
@Beth: yes, that's the Aberdeen Pavilion- I'll make a note of it in tomorrow's post just for others who might have been wondering.
@Mari: this takes a lot of practice!
He certainly seems to know what he's doing! I would never have guessed anyone would use a chainsaw to create something so beautiful.ReplyDelete
It is fascinating to watch.Delete
Interesting to see this.ReplyDelete
I think so!Delete