Coldly beautiful, like Bea Arthur
March 31, 2003 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Beautiful gallery of ice sculptures. Well, not "scupltures" in the traditional sense of blocks of ice carved into horses and such, but rather abstract shapes, with fixed lighting. Really attractive. via BoingBoing
posted by jonson (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
amazing beautiful. thanks!
posted by poopy at 3:43 PM on March 31, 2003

[this is good]
posted by signal at 3:44 PM on March 31, 2003

dan flavin
posted by poopy at 3:57 PM on March 31, 2003

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing them.
posted by riffola at 4:04 PM on March 31, 2003

Awesome link. Thanks!
posted by katherine at 5:26 PM on March 31, 2003

Last year when the Winter Olympics came to SLC, they had an international ice sculpture contest in Provo, about 15 minutes from where I lived. Some friends and I went the night before when they were doing the carving, and then went back the next day. Of all the events going on, this might well have been my favorite. It's partly performance art, in that the audience gets to watch you work, and you have to do it quickly, and it's so transient -- many of the sculptures were barely recognizable the next day -- but at the same time, it's very material, visceral.

I got a few half-descent photos, including two of the sculptors at work, but the official gallery is a much better display of the final work.

The National Ice Carving Association has more.
posted by weston at 6:10 PM on March 31, 2003

I got a few half-descent photos

Is Half-Descent anything like a combo of this game and this game?

Ha! I kill me!
posted by namespan at 6:43 PM on March 31, 2003

Nice images and link. Thanks!
posted by hama7 at 8:11 PM on March 31, 2003

posted by zpousman at 8:25 PM on March 31, 2003

Just... wow. [this is good]
posted by swerve at 8:31 PM on March 31, 2003

So, I read the about page where he talks about how he did it...and now, I may have to try it...what great images!
posted by dejah420 at 10:09 PM on March 31, 2003

Cool! (heh heh) Thanks jonson.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:21 PM on March 31, 2003

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