Monday, February 25, 2019


This impressive sculpture is Gilgamesh, done by a Canadian and Iraqi pair of ice carvers, depicting a hero of Mesopotamian legend.

Here we have another of the photograph pairs from previous years, separating each section.

The next work was done by a pair of carvers from Peru. It is titled The Founders: Manco Capac And Mama Ocllo. These are figures in Incan mythology.

For today I finish with this one from Venezuelan sculptors. The Monarch, Champion Of Migration is its title.

In this case, when I came to photograph it, it was not in complete shape. The shelters do a good job keeping the elements from the sculptures, but gravity or an unforeseen flaw in the design might result in a limb or two being lost. Such is the case with the human figures that are part of the design, but it's still pretty.


  1. ...a gorgeous international exhibit. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gilgamesh ... historical king of the Sumerian immortalized in ice ... Beautiful!
    Everything is very nice ... hard to choose!


  3. Such interesting characters in the sculptures. Not only are they great carvers, but great thinkers.


  4. The ice sculptures are exquisite William, so delicate ✨

  5. Hello, amazing work and sculptures. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

  6. The various cultural expression in ice make these very Canadian.

  7. Such detail! It's amazing what those artists can achieve. :-)

  8. These are all pretty darn impressive.

  9. Interesting how international artists have discovered ice carving.

  10. All of them are certainly marvelous and creative ~ what festive times for you ^_^

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

  11. @Tom: you're welcome.

    @Ella: they were well done this year.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Marianne: that they are.

    @Italiafinlandia: very much so.

    @Jan: I agree!

    @Janis: they're very creative.

    @Sami: that they are.

    @Grace: definitely.

    @Eileen: you're welcome.

    @Marie: I can see that!

    @DJan: that is true.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Red: it is!

    @Carol: they are!

  12. I can see how keeping hands on arms flung out there would be difficult, since they can't very well use pins or wires. But that last one is still my fav.

  13. I wonder if they will try to reattach the arms?

  14. All made by creative talented artists. Impressive and beautiful!

  15. Incredible! These carvers are beyond talented and it is neat that they have done figures from these myths and legends and history ...originality and creativity in thought and action.

  16. @Barbara: it's a bit of a gamble with these, but for the most part the sculptures stay in one piece, especially when they started putting them in shelters.

    @Maywyn: that it is.

    @Mari: I found it impressive.

    @RedPat: no, they're left as they are.

    @Bill: I certainly agree.

    @Sallie: definitely!

  17. Those Mesopotamia sphynxi always amaze

  18. Beautiful, oh, but it must be sad when static destroys the work a bit...

  19. They are stunning. There are no words.

  20. Some wonderful details and story telling. The poor Venezuelans are having a hard time everywhere these days.

  21. Truly amazing ice art.

    All the best Jan