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.
...a gorgeous international exhibit. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Gilgamesh ... historical king of the Sumerian immortalized in ice ... Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Everything is very nice ... hard to choose!
Verdadeiras obras de arte, aproveito para desejar uma boa semana.ReplyDelete
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Amazing ice art.ReplyDelete
Gilgamesh is great!ReplyDelete
Such interesting characters in the sculptures. Not only are they great carvers, but great thinkers.
Great ice sculptures William.ReplyDelete
The ice sculptures are exquisite William, so delicate ✨ReplyDelete
Hello, amazing work and sculptures. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!ReplyDelete
The various cultural expression in ice make these very Canadian.ReplyDelete
Such detail! It's amazing what those artists can achieve. :-)ReplyDelete
These are all pretty darn impressive.ReplyDelete
Interesting how international artists have discovered ice carving.ReplyDelete
All of them are certainly marvelous and creative ~ what festive times for you ^_^ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
@Tom: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@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.
@Eileen: you're welcome.
@Marie: I can see that!
@DJan: that is true.
@Sharon: I agree.
@Red: it is!
@Carol: they are!
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.ReplyDelete
Good pictures. Ice carving is amazing.ReplyDelete
Gilgamesh was fantastic! Tweeted.ReplyDelete
I wonder if they will try to reattach the arms?ReplyDelete
All made by creative talented artists. Impressive and beautiful!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
@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.ReplyDelete
@Maywyn: that it is.
@Mari: I found it impressive.
@RedPat: no, they're left as they are.
@Bill: I certainly agree.
Those Mesopotamia sphynxi always amazeReplyDelete
Beautiful, oh, but it must be sad when static destroys the work a bit...ReplyDelete
Winterlude is always amazing!ReplyDelete
I think so.Delete
They are stunning. There are no words.ReplyDelete
so cool, what fun ...ReplyDelete
Some wonderful details and story telling. The poor Venezuelans are having a hard time everywhere these days.ReplyDelete
So it seems.Delete
I'm glad I don't have to judge!ReplyDelete
People have talent!ReplyDelete
Truly amazing ice art.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
I think so.Delete