Friday, February 24, 2017

Works Of Frozen Art

Here are more of the second weekend's smaller scaled ice sculptures around the fountain. The first one, with its take on the Statue of Liberty doing a facepalm, seems appropriate.


Across the street at City Hall, I caught another stilt walker and drummer- this stilt walker had something of a bird apparatus as their motif. I've seen it at Winterlude before, and I'm pretty sure I've seen the drummer here too.

27 comments:

  1. Wonderful series, William! I never get tired of winter photos and the ice and snow sculptures!

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  2. I would be going around the fountain to look at the ice sculptures. The stilt walker looks so natural on the stilts.

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  3. The facepalm Statue of Liberty is becoming the new stance in the U.S. that and Munch's "The Scream." The getup on the stilt walker is pretty amazing.

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  4. I like your series of ice sculptures, they are all lovely.

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  5. Stilt walkers in the snow that must be something different for them.

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  6. The Statue of Liberty sculpture made me smile William, I have a monster headache today also so I can relate to the facepalm 😊 The stiltwalkers have amazing costumes.. and balance!

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  7. love the stilt walker's costume. so cool!! colors and all. ( :

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  8. @Linda: thank you!

    @Nancy: that walker has great balance.

    @Kay: both the walker and drummer were well dressed.

    @Orvokki: I agree.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marianne: they must be careful.

    @Grace: they do indeed.

    @Beth: I agree.

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  9. So many ice sculptures, William.
    I like them all !

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  10. These sculptures are fantastic, William. I wonder what would be more difficult: big or small sculptures?

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  11. I wonder if the walkway ever gets slippery for the stilt walker. Interesting costume.
    MB

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  12. The stilt walker is so colourful and looks very well balanced.

    All the best Jan

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  13. That stilt walking business is rather tricky. I've tried it and failed miserably.

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  14. It looks soooo cold. Love the stilt walker. I used to make stilts when I was a kid. Wasn't good at it, though, and suffered numerous falls! I like the Statue of Liberty. I saw a cartoon the other day where a boat labeled "France" was hauling the statue back to France!

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  15. Does feel a bit as if our Statue of Liberty and it's values are melting. But I'm glad your PM Trudeau expresses them so brilliantly!

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  16. @Karl: these sculptures are so short lived, but always a delight each year.

    @Marleen: well, I know the big ones take longer!

    @MB: they have to be very careful. Volunteers- the people in the red vests- are always with them.

    @Jan: very well balanced indeed.

    @Sharon: I tried it when I was a kid.

    @RedPat: it is quite a get-up.

    @Lowell: I've seen similar editorial cartoons, including one with the Statue wanting to come to Canada!

    @Cloudia: we've got a pretty good PM.

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  17. I have never seen a feathery stilt walker in action. So colourful on a wintry day.

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  18. A super series William. The stilt walker is incredible and walking during the winter is unreal. Whoever they are, they are fantastic!

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  19. Great set of ice sculptures. Is the statue of liberty dismayed or just keeping the nose warm I wonder? Love the costumes. My dad once made us stilts from old hockey sticks. Our whole neighbourhood of kids became quite adept at walking with them one summer.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Wendy

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  20. Reminds me of the drummer that marched next to me this past Monday. I can still feel the beat. :-)

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  21. They may be smaller, but no less impressive. The artistry is amazing!
    Those people on stilts make me nervous...

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  22. @Gemma: they were quite colourful!

    @Bill: I agree!

    @Wendy: definitely dismayed!

    @Revrunner: I can remember this beat.

    @Pat: they always make it look effortless.

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  23. Smaller sculptures...finer details. Now a stilt walker on icy streets?

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  24. I get tired of winter before it even begins...but I do love these sculptures!

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