Monday, February 12, 2018

Around The Fountain

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.

34 comments:

  1. ...beautiful, I hope that there isn't a thaw in the forecast.

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  2. Gosh. That would not be easy to do.

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  3. 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!

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  4. With our crazy temperatures around Greensboro, these would never last. What a fun tradition.
    Janis
    GDP

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  5. The first results are beautiful. I hope the sun won't melt them down too soon!

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  6. They are amazing, aren't they?!!!!

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  7. We area long way from the days when blocks of ice were used to keep our food cold.

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  8. @Tom: no, it's below freezing at the moment.

    @Joe: it would be beyond my skills.

    @Lowell: they are quite talented.

    @Marianne: they certainly are.

    @Janis: it's fun to see them made.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Jan: these ones get replaced each weekend, but there are exterior ones open to sunlight. They can become opaque.

    @Jennifer: definitely.

    @Marie: that's true.

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  9. QThey are talented artists.

    I appreciate you sticking with me William,

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  10. Estas esculturas são incríveis! Um trabalho que requer habilidade e talento
    Gostei de apreciar as belas fotos
    Um abraço

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  11. 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 ☺

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  12. Some very creative artists. A lot of good detail in some of these.

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  13. @Janey: they certainly are!

    @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.

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  14. What a talent these sculptors possess!
    They make spectacular winter sights!

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  15. It would be interesting to watch the carvers at work!

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  16. You had beautiful light for this series. They must be even more wonderful in person. Very nice captures here.

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  17. @Christine: it's quite a thing to watch them at work.

    @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.

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  18. i see toes .. so awesome!! very cool. ( ;

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  19. Fantastic ice sculptures! ~ lovely photos ~

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Amazing, I love them all. Such very talented and creative artists. Fantastic photos, William.

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  21. Impressive! Anyone that can create something out of ice...kudos!

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  22. amazing talent - would be very interesting to watch these art-works being created

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  23. @Beth: these can be quite detailed.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Jenn: it takes real talent.

    @Dianne: I've enjoyed doing so.

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  24. They are so shapely. I'm hoping for closeups!

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  25. The diver was a very fun surprise. The weather looks so clear but I suspect that's misleading. Cold, no?

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  26. Do you know what temperature do the carvers work in?

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