Thursday, April 7, 2022

Sculptures In The Cold Snow

I start today with more woodworking: a local artist carves sculptures out of wood, and had some on display in Jacques Cartier Park during Winterlude 2018


The backs and sides of the big snow slides are often used for sculpting reliefs into the surface for photo ops.


This big one pays tribute to a Canadian legend of the Winter Olympics, Nancy Greene, who won the gold in women's skiing in 1968.


Or perhaps one is hungry, Winterlude sites have you covered.


The city brought out one of their oversized Muskoka chairs.


The snow sculptures were of a Winter Olympics theme.


One more wide shot from here.

38 comments:

  1. What a fun cool place to visit. Love the beautiful wood and ice sculptures.

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  2. Those reliefs and the big snow sculptures are really impressive.

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  3. The snow sculptures are great, I love the bear wood carvings.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  4. Well, I guess if nature gives you lots and lots of snow, you might as well make the most of its. :-)

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  5. No one should ever doubt that winter is to be celebrated.

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  6. ...they are huge undertakings!

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  7. Es una felĂ­z idea, para decorar ese lugar nevado. Son preciosas las figuras.

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  8. @Iris: I think so.

    @Orvokki: indeed.

    @Italiafinlandia: they are.

    @Nancy: it's a lot of fun.

    @Jan: definitely.

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  9. @Eileen: I do too.

    @Revrunner: true!

    @David: I agree.

    @Tom: very much so.

    @Ventana: thanks.

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  10. I always enjoy seeing the snow sculptures when you show them.

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  11. Those carved wood bears are adorable.

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  12. Those bears look well carved!

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  13. I love those carved bears, they are amazing.

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  14. The carved bears are awesome ~ they stand out so well in the snow ~ great snow sculptures ` fun time and photos `

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. @Marie: me too.

    @Magiceye: indeed.

    @RedPat: I love showing them.

    @Sharon: I think so too.

    @Jeanie: yes they do.

    @Bill: they are.

    @Carol: thanks!

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  16. Fabulous post. You have the best Snow Sculptures very winter cold.
    Where I live several wildfires !

    Enjoy your cold weather
    cheers

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  17. Beautiful snow sculptures! It is a fun and plentiful art medium in winter. I have two bears sculpted from beetle kill wood, One greets visitors at my front door.

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  18. You could spend ages walking around looking at all those sculptures

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  19. Wow, William, those sculpture are just amazing. I wonder how they get the snow so compacted that it holds together like that. And so clean -- no leaves or dirt or grass in the snow anywhere!

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    1. If it's the same as sculptures in the Ottawa side, it's artificial snow that's made and shipped in crates. That would not apply to the snow slides, however.

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  20. The bears are cute, cant say Ive ever seen a real one though

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  21. I have the best time viewing these works of art over and over. Also your one glowing teal colored empty chair, priceless!

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  22. Wow is all I can say. Wonderful art.

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