Thursday, February 16, 2017

Majesty On Ice

Today I have more of the pairs ice sculptures in Confederation Park. These ones are sheltered, which keeps them out of the sun and the wind, which can have weathering on the ice. This way, the sculptures maintain a translucent quality throughout Winterlude, while sculptures out in the elements gradually take on an opaque quality.

25 comments:

  1. Wow! That fisherman is wonderful, net and all!

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  2. It is amazing what you can do with ice. To bad it will all disappear...

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  3. Esta arte no gelo me fascina
    Estas duas faces são impressionantes
    Um abraço William

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  4. Are they normally undercover? I can see the logic of that.

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  5. @Kay: definitely.

    @Marianne: it is short lived.

    @Janis: me too.

    @Gracita: thank you.

    @Lauren: yes, the shelters do a good job shielding them.

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  6. WOW, William, these are fantastic art works !
    Too bad that they are made of ice and not of glass...

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  7. I'm always amazed at how delicate these sculptures look.

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    1. You show ome very fine detail. Yes, the detail has only to melt a little and it's gone.

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  8. @Cloudia: very much so.

    @Tanya: they are indeed.

    @Karl: unfortunately not!

    @Sharon: they are.

    @Red: even a stiff breeze could have a bad effect.

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  9. This is fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. are those Indians? i need 2 go back and look again? nice!! ( ;

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  11. These are gorgeous! Very creative!

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  12. Stunning sculptures, William. The faces are just brilliant.

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  13. The delicate net in the first one is amazing!

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  14. These are extraordinary!

    There was an ice sculptor on the Today show this morning, showing one of his works.

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  15. @Gunn: you're welcome.

    @Beth: they are indeed.

    @Linda: definitely!

    @Marleen: they are.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Norma: I wonder if it could have been one of these carvers. There were Americans among the carvers.

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  16. amazingly beautiful
    an incredible and temporary art form

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  17. Fantastic. I liked the dancing fish.

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  18. Who knew you could do all that with what is essentially an ice cube.

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  19. Stop! Stop with these remarkable ice sculptures. You're making me feel useless.

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  20. As I look through your beautiful photos, it occurs to me that they are predicting about zero temps today. sigh. I guess we'll never get there.

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