Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ice Sculpture

Quite often, artists are told to think outside the box when it comes to creating. Ice is not an everyday medium and the conditions under which an artist must work to create can be, uhmm, quite frigid, to say the least!


There are numerous Ice Festivals around the globe where a person can view incredible sculptures all made from ice. But the Harbin Ice Festival in China stands out. Harbin is located in Manchuria where temperatures can reach -40F.

Just think of the amount of work and talent put into these temporary pieces of art!


10 comments:

JoyceAnn said...

Wow ~ The ice sculptures are beautiful!

I just realized I forgot to do the onion prediction , guess I'll keep an eye on your chart and see how your predictions fare.

~ Warmest Blessings ~

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Those sculptures are amazing. I would love to see them in person!

Suzie said...

Aren't they amazing? We have a local ice sculpture contest here each year and even though some are awesome, they are miniatures compared to these!

Mama Feoneafey said...

Now that's a winter wonderland ! How beautiful they all are!

Zan Asha said...

Wow! What a winter wonderland! These are so amazing!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

We love ice sculptures up here in Canada too, but the Chinese always do everything big, big, bigger! What fabulous sculptures!

gin said...

amazing sculptures! And, those pancakes look so yummy!!

Rue said...

Incredible!

Melinda Cornish said...

they are just stunning!!!

Bridgett said...

It makes me so incredibly sad that with warmer temperatures, these pieces will fade into the Earth.

But what stunners! I particularly like the first one...

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