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Ice Flame at sunset by sculptin Ice Flame at sunset by sculptin
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.
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dananew1 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Traditional Artist
A flama made in ice... Interesting... Spiritual... :D 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! :D I love the setting as well.
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This sculpture is made from 2 blocks of ice, that I cut into pieces, stacked, froze together, then carved out the shape.
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Vincent-Nocturnal Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly elegant ice sculpture and I commend you for your enchanting work. It's very mesmorizing. :) :heart:
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sculptin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the compliment, kind sir!
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N-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2006
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...
Magnificent works....
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
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.
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hoodie2u Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005   Photographer
I love it! It's neat the way you took a picture with the sunset in there.
Very COOL!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I HAD to, the moment was there, plus was a beautiful sunset on the last day of th year.
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furryphotos Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Professional Photographer
wow 9 feet? hehe impressive :)
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katakeyana Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
Oh my god, so much symbolism in this, it's overwhelming. :D You have pure talent.
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Symbolism..... hmmm in what way?
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly I never saw it that way. I just though it was cool that the sun was setting. Great comment!
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katakeyana Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
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 :D
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sculptin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly I never saw it that way. I just though it was cool that the sun was setting. Great comment!
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Mash11 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
Awesome work
& great picture
you have many talants

see you:bye:
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the comments and the compliments. :wave:
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Shalora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005  Professional Photographer
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?
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
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.
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Shalora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005  Professional Photographer
That's really cool! I've always wondered how people made those... Makes sense now!
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oceanpeace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
Your sculptures ROCK! :hug:
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skizzenblock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
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. :)
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ya, the sculpture is made out of 2 blocks of ice that I cut into peices with a chainsaw and stacked. Then I used water to freeze the blocks together
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skizzenblock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
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
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
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. :shrug:



Thanks for the link. hes a superp photographer w/ a great eye.
D
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skizzenblock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Photographer
he sure is, i hope it dont get destroyed, even if its just for your time sake being "wasted" (but i guess it wasn't) its still a loss of art... lol
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
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....
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
cool cold indeed....Canada. We have jsut started winter. Our snow outside is 2 ft deep, and it will remain so until april.
Thanks for the link. hes a superp photographer w/ a great eye.
D
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Biyo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005   Interface Designer
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 :D ... nice how u carved fire out of ice :d
it kinda also reminds me of some sort of magic symbol or something~ hehe
COOL!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the FAVE!

It took about 6 hours to carve. It was nasty cold that evening too.
Funny..."COOL"... no pun intended, right?
Thanks again biyo
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DeadnBroken Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
Thats kick ass
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almostlighthearted Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
thats awesome
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm delighted you think so! thank you
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2005
Great piece and great capture--I love how you can see the setting sun through it and the placement of the tree. The colors are subtle and nice too. Beautiful!
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