Sunday, March 5, 2017

Carvings In Snow And A Hint Of The Future

This snow carving caught my eye. Maple Snow Globe was done by a team of carvers from Quebec, who depict a snow globe, with several people inside, engaged in the process of collecting maple sap.


This last one is from a team of carvers from British Columbia, called Powder Hunter. It shows a snowmobile rider out in the western landscape. This one seemed to get particularly covered with more snow than the carvers themselves expected.


This wide view showed the sculptures together.


This looked like a very large snow sculpture at a distance, but coming closer, it revealed itself. What looks like snow is actually canvas covering something that will be on display in the summer, part of a project referred to as MosaiCanada, something for the anniversary year. The concept has been held regularly in Montreal, as I understand.


This view within the park looks towards the Ottawa River and the Alexandra Bridge, with Parliament Hill across the river.

26 comments:

  1. Goodness the intricacies of the snow globe are mind boggling William, a lot of delicate carving went on there! It's always good to see glimpses of Parliament Hill in the background.

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  2. Amazing! I would love to watch the carvers at work, carving out the figures in such detail inside the globe! Beautiful white winter land!

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  3. Schöne Schneeskulpturen sieht aber noch nicht nach Frühling aus.

    Noke

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  4. Lovely snow sculptures here and in the previous post. This event looks wonderful.

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  5. Beautiful winter scenes and sculptures.

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  6. Impressive snowworks, I like your header too!

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  7. So much talent to be able to do this.

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  8. best part is the bow, so so so so cool!! way neat!! ( ;

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  9. A life-size snow globe with people inside. That's incredible! And beautiful!

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  10. @Grace: they did good work.

    @Nancy: it took great care.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Orvokki: I always look forward to Winterlude.

    @Klara: definitely.

    @Stefan: I agree.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Janey: indeed.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Lowell: it is!

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  11. Oh my gosh, that snow globe sculpture is amazing.

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  12. I had to look twice on the western sculpture. The trees in the background didn't fit and then I remembered it was Ottawa and not BC.

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  13. Really beautiful, William! I love the intricate details.

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  14. Some of these can be quite intricate!

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  15. Very nice! I really like the snow globe carving.

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  16. @Sharon: they did good work with it!

    @Red: that one really got buried in snow!

    @Linda: me too.

    @Norma: they are!

    @Kate: they can be!

    @Lois: I do as well.

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  17. Methinks it is far too cold for me to enjoy.

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  18. The Powder Hunter looks very buried to me. I guess that's the risk with this form of outdoor art...as is melting, of course...

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  19. Snow carvings are fine, but I prefer your ice sculptures.

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  20. Amazing. It is nice just as much a delight. Canada is known for
    artsy in winter all kinds. That is a big challenge to not break when doing it. I enjoyed all you have taken .

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  21. I'm always amazed at what the carvers can do. Beautiful creations! Great photos William. Thanks!

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  22. So unlike ice sculptures I have seen on your blog, William, but nonetheless no less spectacular.

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  23. In the north countries, there are hotels in ice. Do you have such things ?

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