Saturday, February 18, 2023

Inspiration

 It must take a lot of practice for this. And ice as a form for sculpture is unforgiving of mistakes, so it takes a lot of care.


One of the benefits of living here is being able to see the carvers at work.


Mounting a carved piece onto the larger sculpture might well be the most tense moment.

54 comments:

  1. I can see how the sculpture is created in the first place, but how do the artists stop the ice from melting?

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    1. I know they do spray something on the sculpture afterwards. The exhibition staff also spray water droplets on them daily

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    2. Clever. I was having the same question.

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  2. Fishes and dolphins are the new sculptures here. They look so good!

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  3. One can't help but wonder how anyone thought such work was even possible.

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  4. That is really very specialized work with fantastic results.

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  5. It is such an amazing art, but one slip and it would be all over, as you say no room for mistakes.

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  6. The carvers are amazing, their ice sculptures are beautiful. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Sculpting such intricate details is probably more tense for the watcher because artists know their ice. I'd be nail biting seeing them work.
    Good pictures

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  8. It must be sad to see them melt away.

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  9. I wonder how much time they spend before ever touching the ice. How much time creating? How much time planning the process?

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  10. Inspiraci├│n no les falta. Me encanta todas las obras que veo en tu reportaje.

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  11. That is a truly amazing talent.

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  12. wow! Amazing ice sculptures ~ great photos too

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Very talented and creative artists. Great work!

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  14. Both artistry and science in this ice sculpting.

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  15. Thank you for this behind the scenes studio. Look at these artists, William. Thanks for being such a reliable friend to so many of us

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  16. I think the carvers are amazing, the ice sculptures they make are so beautiful.
    Happy weekend wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  17. Fascinating works of art these sculptures. Great photos William!

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  18. I'd hold my breath as they worked. Amazing!

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  19. Spectacular ice sculptures! Such wonderful detail.

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  20. That dragon lady is spectacular.

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