There were several snow sculptures done in Jacques Cartier Park for Winterlude, by carving teams from a number of provinces and one territory. They had actually had snow added to them since the carving had been done when I took these shots, what with snowfalls during the festival. This first sculpture is called White Wind, and is from a team of sculptors from Manitoba.
This one was called Catch Of The Day, a snow sculpture reversing the usual stance, with having the fish be the one reeling in the man. It was done by a team from New Brunswick.
This one came from a team of carvers from the Northwest Territories. Fur Traders In The North shows traders in boats atop whitewater rapids. I have more from here tomorrow.
Marvellous snow sculptures !.ReplyDelete
Incredible what you can do with snow and ice in your country.ReplyDelete
Impressively huge sculptures William!ReplyDelete
some one has some incredible skills there. wow wow wee wee!! so so awesome!! ( ;ReplyDelete
It seems that carving with snow allows carers to put in more detail. Great shots.ReplyDelete
Those are big ones! I would guess they have to pack that snow pretty tightly to get those to hold their shapes.ReplyDelete
@Marianne: they did good work.
@Grace: they are big!
@Beth: I agree.
@Red: they did good work!
@Sharon: I think to start with they build a crate, and then bring in the snow and put it in, giving it time to settle into place. They do the same thing with the carvings I showed at the beginning of the series out in the Glebe.
These are great! I like the subjects that the carvers chose. Hard to see the last one. I love seeing carvings, whether in wood, snow or ice. At the CNE they used to have carvings done in butter ... they were neat, but just looking at all that butter made you kinda ill.ReplyDelete
Beautiful snow sculptures, William!ReplyDelete
These are all so gorgeous. I can't imagine the artistry this requires. Nice shots, too. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I am becoming a fan of snow sculptures, they are beautiful!ReplyDelete
They are really softened by the new snow. So the fish finally won! ;-)ReplyDelete
I'm always amazed at people sculpt in the wood or stone, but when they do it in snow, ice or sand, it's marvellous. These winter sculptures are wonderful.ReplyDelete
An old flag of Canada?ReplyDelete
@Wendy: they did get obscured by snow.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I agree.
@Lowell: you're welcome.
@Marleen: they are.
@RedPat: they were well done.
@Klara: they are wonderful.
@Revrunner: that would be the Manitoba flag.
One word: Massive!ReplyDelete
Very much so!Delete
I think I'm finally caught up on blog reading. Because I see most of your photos before you post them, I'm often not sure if I've commented on the posts or not!ReplyDelete
It's interesting to see how the falling snow softens the sculptural look. Not surprisingly, these look so much more like sand sculpture than the ice does.ReplyDelete
They do, yes.Delete
Make me cold, just look at it.ReplyDelete
That's the idea!Delete