Sunday, February 14, 2016

Frozen Artistry

Here are the last of these small ice sculptures. There was a second set carved on the second weekend of the festival, which I'll be featuring later.

33 comments:

  1. I just can't get over the beauty of these pieces. they are so great.
    MB

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  2. It's a pity they can not exist in the heat.

    Tomás.

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  3. oh my, these are wonderful! Such a joy to see.

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  4. All fabulous William, if I had to choose it would be the first, the heron, very elegant!

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  5. @MB: I agree!

    @Tomas: alas, no.

    @Karl: they are.

    @Tammie: thanks!

    @Hilary: indeed.

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  6. They are all beautiful again, but this time the first and the third are my favorites.

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  7. There's lots of intricate detail in these. I'm not at all sure what the second one is?

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  8. The maple leaf is my favourite! They are so beautiful!

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  9. Sadly these beauties won't last!

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  10. Awwww! The maple leaf. What a nice touch. I can't see one without bursting into song. "Oh, Canada.....!"

    Happy Sunday.

    Janis
    GDP

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  11. That first one is my favorite in this group.

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  12. @Grace: it is elegant!

    @Norma: they are.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Red: in that case, the carver turned empty space into the subject, carving the outline of a bug into the ice.

    @Jennifer: I agree!

    @Ciel: the maple leaf's my favourite of this set too.

    @VP: they don't last long, but they're a pleasure to see.

    @Janis: that's my reaction!

    @Sharon: it works for me too.

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  13. I heard on the radio that the program this weekend was amended because of the cold temps. Too bad!

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  14. All very good William, my favourite though is the first picture of the stork. I love the way the artist has been clever enough to show us an 'underwater' perspective as well...

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  15. As partial as I am to herons, I think the maple leaf rocks!

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  16. @Orvokki: thanks!

    @RedPat: there was a concert by the husband and wife band Whitehorse that was supposed to go last night. The concert did get called off because of the extreme cold.

    @Geoff: I wondered if anyone might catch that!

    @Jackie: more to come!

    @Revrunner: the carvers did wonderful this year.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

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  17. oh, that first one is marvelous! hands down, my favorite ever.

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  18. The flying one takes my breath away!

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  19. They are exquisite. It's too bad they can't be preserved and enjoyed in later years! Or maybe these artists work with other material and so similar carvings?

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  20. Beautiful...and a touch whimsical, especially with that second one.

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  21. Wow! So much artistry going into something so ephemeral! I wonder if the artist feels freed by knowing the work is not permanent.

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  22. @Tex: thanks!

    @Mari: thank you!

    @Lois: they are delicate.

    @Lowell: I imagine a lot of them work with wood.

    @Kay: indeed!

    @Linda: I wonder too!

    @Lauren: they do, yes.

    @EG: I agree!

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  23. The heron is a simple composition, but very lovely. Graceful birds, graceful sculpture.

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