Monday, February 25, 2019

Gilgamesh

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.

34 comments:

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

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

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

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Great ice sculptures William.

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

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

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

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

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  9. These are all pretty darn impressive.

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  10. Interesting how international artists have discovered ice carving.

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

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

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  12. @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!

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  13. 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.

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

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. @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!

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  18. Those Mesopotamia sphynxi always amaze

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

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  20. They are stunning. There are no words.

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

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  22. I'm glad I don't have to judge!

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  23. Truly amazing ice art.

    All the best Jan

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