Thursday, December 1, 2011

* Ice, Ice, Baby * Winter is Near!

*WE'RE  A PART OF THE HOLIDAY LINKY PARTY!* 
A COASTAL CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH SALLY LEE BY THE SEA

I have always been fascinated by the amount of skill and time it takes to create ice sculptures, more importantly coastal themed sculptures :) Did you know an ice sculpture created from 300 pounds of ice in a room of about 70 degrees without direct light or wind could last 4 to 8 hours? 
Take a look at these sculptures from around the world and see what it takes to be the best ICE artist! Want to know how to make a sculpture? Make sure to watch the videos included!


Ice sculpture presentations can weigh anywhere from 1 pound to 50,000 pounds or greater depending on the design.


To highlight the effects of climate change, Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo made an installation of 1,000 ice sculptures of sitting men on the steps of Berlin’s concert hall. The sculptures began melting in 30 minutes.



The clarity of the ice depends on how the ice is made. The more time spent circulating the water during the freezing process, plus using the best quality water, makes for a great clear block of ice.



This snow palace is one of many loads of gigantic snow sculptures that have been built for the 20th International Snow Sculpture show in the Heilongjiang Province, China.


The Ice Castle at the International Ice Sculpture Competition and Exhibition 2005, Lake Louise, Alberta.

March 2006 in Fairbanks, AK at the World Ice Art Championships. Sculpture by Junichi Nakamura, Shinichi Sawamura, Dan Rebholz, & Derek Maxfield. 2nd place,  in the multi-block realistic category.

Ice sculpture by a student of the Academy of Ice Carving and Design.

Ice sculpture by a student of the Academy of Ice Carving and Design. Whoop Whoop TEXAS!

Ice sculpture by a student of the Academy of Ice Carving and Design.
There are 3 types of ice used in sculpting: 1. Basic Canned Ice 2. Crystal Clear Ice Blocks 3. Naturally Made Ice


7 comments:

  1. How amazing! Isn't Cinderella's carriage a work of art! WOW! ♥

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  2. Incredible design work! I love the decorative blocks that spell snow too!

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  3. A lot of talent there! These are amazing ice sculptures.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  4. Hey there, love your blog-new follower. I'm a fellow sea lover. Cheers

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  5. I am gob smacked. That is so amazing. The snow sculpture too. I have joined here hoping to return to be more amazed. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous Ice Sculpture post at our linky party - we LOVE it!! That nautilus shell is amazing ;O)

    Coastal Christmas Hugs,
    Marie

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  7. Glad you enjoyed it Marie :) Fabulous Linky Party! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

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