Friday, February 10, 2017

Bone Chilling Artistry

Here are more of the single ice sculptures done by the carvers, who come from all around the world, in Confederation Park. Before Winterlude is done, odds are there will be fresh sculptures placed here; it's a good idea to let crowds on the second and third weekends watch the process of ice carving. While I was here, I also took shots of the carvers getting to work on their larger sculptures, and will be showing you some of their early progress starting tomorrow.

This last sculpture is a larger one, set near one of the entrances into the park. It was already set up before Winterlude began, and looks quite formidable.


  1. I'm glad you recorded these beauties so I can look from the warmth of my home.

  2. Just viewed the last few blogs there are.e some wonderful isc sculpture there and some fun showmen. Well done recording them

  3. Intriguing variety of ice sculptures. Love the bike featured in ice.

  4. Much and good art that is exhibited in the park.


  5. I would like that last sculpture, the formidable one, in my yard. The temp has dropped to 27, so it might actually last... for now.


  6. Obras primorosas e surpreendentes.
    Um designer excepcional destas peças
    Um abraço

  7. love the skull one ... neat design! ( ;

  8. @Linda: thanks!

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Gemma: as do I.

    @Tomas: definitely.

    @Andy: I agree.

    @Janis: it's quite cold here, so these are doing fine.

    @Marianne: definitely!

    @Marleen: yes it is.

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @Beth: it is neat.

  9. Oh yes the last one here is pretty fabulous William.. the details are quite complex. Artists are incroyable aren't they, all that work .. and then it melts ☺

  10. These sculptures are so intricate and detailed. I'd think that the sculptors must take particular care to get everything right. That's hard enough to do in a studio or some other warm spot. Can't imagine doing it out in the brittle cold of an Ottawa winter! Yikes!

  11. YAY!!! Ice sculptures are back!!! Love them all. I specially like the big bird in you previous post.

  12. @Grace: in this case, they're broken down before they can melt.

    @Jan: they're such a delight to see.

    @Lowell: just one mistake can ruin the work.

    @Sharon: I agree!

    @MB: I love showing them.

  13. The last one is very pretty. Another great day for the ice sculptures.

  14. How gorgeous, William! I am really enjoying your celebration of our favourite season, the winter! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  15. Klasse diese Skulpturen aus Eis.


  16. The blue skies make me wonder how long the sculptures can stand up. Beautiful artistry though.

  17. @Bill: it was a good day!

    @Whisk: it is, yes.

    @RedPat: as am I.

    @Linda: you're welcome!

    @Noke: thank you!

    @Catalyst: as long as the temperatures stay below freezing, they stay okay. Sunlight can have the effect on these ones, since they're out in the open- they end up taking on more of an opaque look as time goes on.

  18. That would be me on the bike. Brr!

  19. Awesome , particularly the last one. No color this year?

  20. Loved the mermaid and the last one. True artistry in ice.

  21. Amazing work! And the artist names are indeed very international!

  22. Beautiful ice sculptures! The carvers are so talented!

  23. The ice sculptures are always so beautiful there.

  24. @Eve: it is!

    @Revrunner: very chilly riding.

    @Red: I haven't photographed them yet with the lights, but I will before I'm done.

    @Mari: indeed!

    @Kay: we've got some of the usual suspects in terms of nations- Canada, America, Russia, Japan- and some unusual ones- Malaysia and Venezuela are represented as well, if I've got my countries right.

    @Nancy: they really are.

    @Stefan: definitely.

    @Orvokki: that they are.

  25. Thank you so much for taking photos! We're grandie sitting this weekend. Having a blast!