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.
...these are gorgeous, icy magic.ReplyDelete
The ice sculptures are all so beautiful! These are dedicated sculptors.ReplyDelete
These are so intricate and delicate, I'm very impressed with them.ReplyDelete
I wonder which are more difficult to do? The ice sculptures or the snow ones?ReplyDelete
Love how the sculptures are displayed as works in progress...The imagination at work is amazing...ReplyDelete
It is amazing how the complexity of ice sculptures has eveolved over the years. I remember when a beaver was considered amazing!ReplyDelete
I can’t imagine all that work to have it just melt!ReplyDelete
Hello, amazing ice sculptures. Enjoy your day and weekend!ReplyDelete
Wonderful. They look so fragile.ReplyDelete
They are so intricate and delicate. Thank you for sharing these beautiful art sculptures.ReplyDelete
All three are quite intricate.ReplyDelete
so detailed ... love that 1st piece. well done!! happy weekend! ( ;ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Very intricate detailed work here. I'm always amazed at what they can do.ReplyDelete
@Tom: magic indeed.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: they really are.
@Joan: so am I.
@Janey: the ice. Snow is more forgiving of errors.
@David: it is quite an art.
@Marie: it is fleeting.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Jan: they do indeed.
@DJan: you're welcome.
@Anvilcloud: I agree.
@Barbara: as Winterlude is over, these have been brought down.
@Red: me too.
These are all beautiful and very impressive.ReplyDelete
Amazing artwork, very nice to see.ReplyDelete
Those ice sculptures are fantastic! Tweeted.ReplyDelete
These artists are so skilled and imaginative!ReplyDelete
Gosto bastante destas esculturas em gelo, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.ReplyDelete
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
@Sharon: I certainly thought so.ReplyDelete
@Bill: that they are.
@Mari: thank you.
@RedPat: they are!
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.ReplyDelete
But cold is good!Delete
They really are amazingly beautiful. They look so fragile, but reckon they are not...ReplyDelete
Oh, they are fragile.Delete
These look like beautiful, giant pieces of sculpted glass.ReplyDelete
'Our biggest treasure' is fantabulous William ✨ReplyDelete
These are simply marvellous, such amazing work, so intricate.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I am in awe.ReplyDelete
It's nice that one of the sculptor comes from Poland :-)ReplyDelete
I believe the same one came back this year.Delete