Saturday, February 23, 2019

Frozen

Today I return to the Byward Market for a look at the completed ice sculptures for Winterlude, and I'm going to start with three of them today. Two carvers from Latvia did this first one, titled Destiny Spinner. It features a larger than life figure watching over the cycle of life of humanity. When I was doing the works in progress posts, this was the last one I featured, as the carvers had a number of the smaller figures set up on tables before being incorporated into the main work.


Children Of The Sun is the title of this work by a pair of Russian carvers.


The sculptures this year were housed in pairs in the shelters, with national flags nearby. Between the shelters, photographs of previous sculpture work were set up.


This one is the work of a pair of sculptors from France and Poland. Our Biggest Treasure is its title. Enigmatic. Perhaps it refers to the imagination popping out of our head, but it's a beauty.

30 comments:

  1. ...these are gorgeous, icy magic.

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  2. The ice sculptures are all so beautiful! These are dedicated sculptors.

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  3. These are so intricate and delicate, I'm very impressed with them.

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  4. I wonder which are more difficult to do? The ice sculptures or the snow ones?

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  5. Love how the sculptures are displayed as works in progress...The imagination at work is amazing...

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  6. It is amazing how the complexity of ice sculptures has eveolved over the years. I remember when a beaver was considered amazing!

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  7. I can’t imagine all that work to have it just melt!

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  8. Hello, amazing ice sculptures. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  9. They are so intricate and delicate. Thank you for sharing these beautiful art sculptures.

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  10. so detailed ... love that 1st piece. well done!! happy weekend! ( ;

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  11. Beautiful work, and I'm glad to see the shelters to keep off the sun/rain etc. How long will they be up? Hopefully a few months.

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  12. Very intricate detailed work here. I'm always amazed at what they can do.

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  13. @Tom: magic indeed.

    @Nancy: they really are.

    @Joan: so am I.

    @Janey: the ice. Snow is more forgiving of errors.

    @Gemma: definitely.

    @David: it is quite an art.

    @Marie: it is fleeting.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: they do indeed.

    @DJan: you're welcome.

    @Anvilcloud: I agree.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Barbara: as Winterlude is over, these have been brought down.

    @Red: me too.

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  14. These are all beautiful and very impressive.

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  15. Amazing artwork, very nice to see.

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  16. Those ice sculptures are fantastic! Tweeted.

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  17. These artists are so skilled and imaginative!

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  18. @Sharon: I certainly thought so.

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Mari: thank you.

    @RedPat: they are!

    @Francisco: thanks!

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  19. I could do some of those snow and ice sculptures right now here in Arizona except that it's cold out there and I am temperamentally unsuited for going out in the cold.

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  20. They really are amazingly beautiful. They look so fragile, but reckon they are not...

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  21. These look like beautiful, giant pieces of sculpted glass.

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  22. 'Our biggest treasure' is fantabulous William ✨

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  23. These are simply marvellous, such amazing work, so intricate.

    All the best Jan

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  24. It's nice that one of the sculptor comes from Poland :-)

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