Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ICE

This pineapple ice sculpture was part of an display set up in the park in the little town of Loudenville. Luckily, the temperature was below freezing this day.
It was interesting to watch this man carve with a chain saw.
Flower....
Swan and Heart...
Fish...
My favorite was the pineapple. More ABC on the sidebar....

32 comments:

LisaF said...

I'm not sure which one I like best. I think they are all Inspired, Imaginative and Incredible! Thank you for sharing. This is the kind of ice I like.

SparkleFarkle said...

Truly remarkable ice-sawing! Beautiful! Can you imagine what this guy could do with a snow cone machine?!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the I day, Carol! I love the ice sculptures! How talented some people are and I love being able to see what they've done -- like LisaF, this is the kind of ice I like, too! Your photos are fantastic! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

Sylvia

RuneE said...

I guess Ice is popular today - for obvious reasons. You have caught a real artist at work - thank you for sharing!

Babooshka said...

That really is an incredible skill.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Carol! What a beautiful post! It's a pity that these sculptures cannot be saved for posterity, and kept in a museum. Thanks for sharing.

Stan Ski said...

Ice sculpture has always fascinated me.

photowannabe said...

Very remarkable. The pineapple looks like fine crystal.
Wonderful choices for the letter I.

Glennis said...

These sculptures are done so well, and photographed well too.
I also love the pineapple.

Marka said...

Those are some great sculptures!

onangelwings said...

Wow...I was looking for pictures of Ice but these are amazing.

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Paula Scott said...

Thank you for such wonderful ice sculpture pictures! The pineapple is my favorite (no wonder)-I wouldn't mind having that rendition in glass.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I love all but the pineapple is the finest!

Just want to wish you HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Have you a great one!

hugs

shakira

Oscar Wilde-The IRISH Gentleman

ART OF GENEROSITY

Carolyn Ford said...

Ice sculptures always just amaze me. I can't believe they use chain saws on such intricate work. You found some masterpieces on this outing!

Firefly said...

These guys are incredible and so talented.

Grace and Bradley said...

Beautiful ice sculpture, thanks for sharing. We are very warm here in Taipei, some days are over 80 degree F already.

Anders og Birgit said...

really amazing sculptures!

Pam said...

I think they are all gorgeous, Carol. It must have been wonderful to see them in person.

Judy said...

Wow! Those are beautiful. It's so hard to believe that they're done with a chain saw.

jay said...

It's amazing to watch these artists at work, isn't it? I like the parrot, I think!

Monika said...

awesome sculptures

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Spiderdama said...

This is really beautiful art! Have seen someting like that here in cold Norway too.

Tumblewords: said...

Impressive amount of talent is visible in these ice sculptures. The pineapple is my favorite, as well, but they are all extremely beautiful! Terrific photos!

belladana said...

These beautiful ice sculptures look just like glass. Interesting post!

Roger Owen Green said...

Love ice sculpture. The pineapple is my favorite.
there is a Loudonville near Albany, NY; the Siena Saints are playing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament this week.

Barb said...

How amazing that these works of art are made with a chain saw! They look like delicate crystal.

Lily Hydrangea said...

These are so beautiful! They look like glass. I love the pineapple best.
Thanks for sharing this!

jabblog said...

Such beautiful work! Some people are so clever *sigh*
I'd love to see such an artist at work.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It always amazes me that so much effort is spent on making something that's going to melt! Sort of like spending mega hours on a meal that will be eaten in a matter of minutes, I guess.

Deb said...

amazing sculputures...

Greyscale Territory said...

So long since I have seen some ice sculptures! I think the last one was just small and merely a table centrepiece! These are so beautiful! Love the detail in the pineapple and the fish!