Thursday, April 28, 2022

Such Delicate Craftsmanship

 The mastodon ice sculpture, created for Winterlude 2020 on Sparks Street, is another one that held up fairly well throughout the festival.


The big competitive ice sculptures, however, were another story, with portions of the sculpture even collapsing during the first weekend of the festival, and proving to be the biggest argument in favour of the use of the shelters for these. Some fared better than others.

32 comments:

  1. They are ALL incredible! Beautiful. Thank you for keeping them, sad to know they are no more. But maybe that´s the idea of some art?

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  2. I'm afraid that the day will come when this will be organized in the same way with you as it is with us: in refrigerated halls or tents.

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  3. Mais uma bela sequência de fotos.
    Gostei.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  4. Hello,
    They are all just awesome sculptures. Take care, enjoy your day!

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  5. ...once again, beautiful work.

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  6. Breathtaking! Masters of their craft, so utterly magnificent.

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  7. @Iris: they are short lived.

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Italiafinlandia: very delicate.

    @Jan: tents are sufficient for the. But the big ones need to be sheltered.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: definitely.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Gemel: indeed.

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  8. It must be so hard for the artists when the elements (or otherwise) affect their beautiful work.

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  9. They look nice out in the open but shelter would help them to survive a bit longer.

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  10. These are great, the woolly mammoth is my favorite.

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  11. That ballerina is very impressive.

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  12. It isn’t surprising that some sculptures would collapse.

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  13. Wow what amazing detail and so fragile looking.

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  14. @Jeanie: it would be.

    @RedPat: I hope the organizers have learned from the experience for next year.

    @Denise: the beastie was well done.

    @Maywyn: it takes skill.

    @Sharon: I thought so.

    @Marie: one small breeze can take an arm off.

    @happyone: very fragile.

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  15. The sculptures are stunning and so very fragile.

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  16. Lovely! And so delicate. But cold work to stand there carving for hours!

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  17. Amazing craftsmanship is what it is ~ gorgeous sculptures ~


    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Some of these are incredible. Thank you William

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  19. These verge on magnificent. Tweeted.

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  20. @Bill: that they are.

    @shammickite: very cold.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Mari: thanks.

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  21. Imresionan bastante, por su buena realización.

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  22. I love the ballerina. She is almost coming to life.

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  23. I wonder how such great chainsaw blades can form such delicate and curving forms.

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  24. They are truly beautiful and fascinating. Amazing that this fine art can be made using chainsaws.

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  25. What would it have been like to have lived in the age of mastodons, I wonder?

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  26. The mastodon one is very cool

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  27. Such beauty to melt away, great to have them on record in your photos:)

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  28. @Ventana: thank you.

    @fun60: indeed.

    @Joanne: with great care.

    @Susie: it's a gift.

    @Revrunner: dangerous.

    @Amy: it is.

    @Rosie: thanks.

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