Ice sculpture carved for the Sherwood Park, Alberta New Years Eve festival. I didn't know what to carve. The sculpture was to be placed by a large campfire pit. Hence I carved a flame. It stands 9ft tall.
A flama made in ice... Interesting... Spiritual... Nice! Did you piece it together with separately carved chunks? The lines in the ice look as though you did, but it looks great, nonetheless! I love the setting as well.
At you delightful works, and very much nace gallery... I have received great pleasure from viewing..
To create from ice... O, my God, it is fine...
In it there is something from the Buddhism, I speak about fragility. To create and understand, that it will disappear... To know it, but to create...
Yes there is a buddist element to ice and snow sculpture. Do you know the Tibetan sand mandalas?, same theory, work very very hard to make something that will only last for a brief moment in time. Thank you for this wonderful comment.
Well, it's clear that you positioned the camera angle that way in order to capture the sunset peering within the opening of the ice flame. As the ice would eventually melt away into nothingness, sunsets don't freeze upon the moment of their utmost beauty and candle flames die out. You not only sculpted the flame out of ice, but also combined other aspects of nature to compose a great piece about beauty's ephemeral nature. Great stuff
You know, I don't think I've ever seen ice sculpture on DeviantArt before...
I love the way that the picture was taken of this sculpture so that the sunset was just inthe middle of the flame. Looks really awesome!! How do you make really tall ice sculptures? How do you reach that high or even get pieces of ice that big?
I took like 15 photos of this peice, moving around it and following the sun.
I stack up pieces of ice that I cut with chainsaws and freeze them together with water, then carve. The ice blocks I use are 3ft x2 x 1 and I cut and stack to fit the object I want to create.
wow, such a cool concept, flame within ice, reminds me of a dev by my friend .anywho that must be so hard? did u do it in sections or what? i dont know much about sculpture unfortaely, i just know what i think! well it looks so cool, the shape and landscape behind it.
really cool, and an intersting process, heres that link i was going to give u but didn't [link] , by friend *beefpepsi who did the ice fire thing.
great work once again...what happened to it?....i fear it must have melted away, unless u live somewhere cool and cold like...somewhere other than england. lol
cool cold indeed....Canada. We have jsut started winter. Our snow outside is 2 ft deep, and it will remain so until april. So the sculpure will stand until someone knocks it down or it melts. Odds are it will be destroyed shortly by Someone.
Thanks for the link. hes a superp photographer w/ a great eye.
ice scultpure is like a sunset, it moves you when you see it, but it dissapears quickly. You are just left with something just for you.
anyways, i can always carve the same peice out of stone or something....
Oooo!! OOO!! ice sculpture~
i really love the ephemeral and transluscent quality of ice sculptures...
and i agree with MsJ777~ the setting sun looks awesome through the ice!!
9 ft tall?? may i ask how long it took?
i see the fire aspect of it ... nice how u carved fire out of ice :d
it kinda also reminds me of some sort of magic symbol or something~ hehe