Monday, February 19, 2018

Cold Beauty

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo: the theme day for March is Play. Here we have more of the pairs ice sculptures. Tomorrow I'll be showing you the works done by solo carvers.

29 comments:

  1. Incredible detail, William. Do the artists get paid from the city for their efforts?

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  2. I'm mesmerized by the stick/wand in the first and second photo. No room for error.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. Oh wow! These are spectacular William! How talented the ice artists are!

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  4. P.s. enjoy your holiday today William ☺

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  5. Beautiful ice sculptures! These are gifted carvers!

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  6. @Tom: emphasis on cold!

    @Lowell: there must be some level of compensation. These artists come from all over the world, after all. The federal government runs this event, but there are sponsors too. I imagine funding comes in from both, which also explains the free concerts.

    @Christine: they are indeed.

    @Marianne: very much so.

    @Janis: one error can be catastrophic.

    @Jennifer: they are indeed.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Nancy: I agree.

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  7. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  8. Really wonderful. The ice sculptures can be seen beautifully against the dark background

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  9. Again lots of fine detail and very creative. Some whimsical.

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  10. incredible how much detail goes into these! what talented artists!!

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  11. horses and wings ... nice details. way cool!! happy week 2 u! ( ;

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  12. Wow, they all look beautiful and so dreamy!

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  13. The carvings are spectacular and amazing.

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  14. Amazing sculptures! I love the ones with the bit of pink color in them.

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  15. These artists must really know what they're doing A wrong chip or two and...ice cubes.

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  16. Those are incredible! We visited an ice hotel in Alaska and saw ice carvings but they were mostly on a much larger scale -- lovely but not as intricate as yours. I'm so impressed. (Have also seen the simpler kind on banquet tables, but again, not as much wonderful detail.)

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  17. @Lea: thanks!

    @Jan: and they're even better at night.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Tanya: it takes a lot of talent.

    @Beth: thank you!

    @Sharon: a lot of it!

    @Tamago: they do indeed.

    @RedPat: the Pegasus?

    @Bill: they've been great this year.

    @Lois: wait until you see them in full light. The colours come out more strongly in the evening.

    @Kay: that's true.

    @Sallie: some of the smaller ones that would fit on tables start out as blocks weighing three hundred pounds.

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  18. Great movement in the sculptures!

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  19. I looove these, William !
    And... so many !

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  20. Again a fantastic presentation. I was going to say, "I liked--" Then I would look at the next one. I cannot choose.

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  21. What a talent, and skill they develop!

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  22. Fantastic thing to have them in the city.

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