I mentioned yesterday that the carvers start out with one block carvings before setting to work at their own works. These carvings are placed around the fountain here in Confederation Park. Here are some of them, with more to follow tomorrow. These are from the first weekend; fresh ones were carved this past weekend.
...beautiful, I hope that there isn't a thaw in the forecast.ReplyDelete
Gosh. That would not be easy to do.ReplyDelete
What I like is the whimsical nature of many of these sculptures...they are works of art, yes, but fun and funky. Kudos to those who are able to create this kind of art!ReplyDelete
Wonderful ice sculptures.ReplyDelete
With our crazy temperatures around Greensboro, these would never last. What a fun tradition.ReplyDelete
Belas esculturas em gelo.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
The first results are beautiful. I hope the sun won't melt them down too soon!ReplyDelete
They are amazing, aren't they?!!!!ReplyDelete
We area long way from the days when blocks of ice were used to keep our food cold.ReplyDelete
@Tom: no, it's below freezing at the moment.ReplyDelete
@Joe: it would be beyond my skills.
@Lowell: they are quite talented.
@Marianne: they certainly are.
@Janis: it's fun to see them made.
@Jan: these ones get replaced each weekend, but there are exterior ones open to sunlight. They can become opaque.
@Marie: that's true.
QThey are talented artists.ReplyDelete
I appreciate you sticking with me William,
Estas esculturas são incríveis! Um trabalho que requer habilidade e talentoReplyDelete
Gostei de apreciar as belas fotos
Love them all but the man diving into the water/ice made me smile ☺ it always fascinates me that the weather is cold enough to stop them melting, they would be puddles in 10 minutes here ☺ReplyDelete
Some very creative artists. A lot of good detail in some of these.ReplyDelete
They never cease to amaze me.ReplyDelete
@Janey: they certainly are!ReplyDelete
@Gracita: thank you!
@Grace: that one is quite a sculpture! Yes, the temperatures thus far have been behaving themselves, and we seem to have had more grey skies than blue sky days- which preserves the exterior sculptures from becoming opaque.
@Red: they know what they're doing.
@Sharon: me too.
What a talent these sculptors possess!ReplyDelete
They make spectacular winter sights!
The carvers are so talented!ReplyDelete
It would be interesting to watch the carvers at work!ReplyDelete
Lovely ice sculptures!ReplyDelete
I do like the violin.ReplyDelete
I like the diver!ReplyDelete
You had beautiful light for this series. They must be even more wonderful in person. Very nice captures here.ReplyDelete
@Christine: it's quite a thing to watch them at work.ReplyDelete
@Lois: they certainly are.
@Nancy: I've got more shots of them at work coming right up.
@Lady Fi: they are indeed.
@Revrunner: that one stands out to me too.
@RedPat: I do as well.
@Jeanie: that was a clear but cold day when I took these.
i see toes .. so awesome!! very cool. ( ;ReplyDelete
Fantastic ice sculptures! ~ lovely photos ~ReplyDelete
Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Amazing, I love them all. Such very talented and creative artists. Fantastic photos, William.ReplyDelete
Impressive! Anyone that can create something out of ice...kudos!ReplyDelete
amazing talent - would be very interesting to watch these art-works being createdReplyDelete
@Beth: these can be quite detailed.ReplyDelete
@Carol: thank you!
@Jenn: it takes real talent.
@Dianne: I've enjoyed doing so.
They are so shapely. I'm hoping for closeups!ReplyDelete
They're quite something.Delete
The diver was a very fun surprise. The weather looks so clear but I suspect that's misleading. Cold, no?ReplyDelete
Clear days here are generally cold ones. Though today, being overcast, happens to be quite cold.Delete
Do you know what temperature do the carvers work in?ReplyDelete
Whatever temperature it is. From below freezing to as cold as it gets.Delete