Archive for February 20, 2010

Cool Ice Sculptures

Posted in SCULPTURE with tags , , , on February 20, 2010 by echostains

the icy coach

I love ice sculptures, Are they a craft or an art form?  I think, both. I like the thought that has gone into them and ephemeral nature of these sculptures.  Everyone knows the story of Cinderella and how her coach  turned back into a pumpkin because she wasn’t back before the clock struck midnight, – imagine the coach just melting way!  And the glass slippers!  This coach looks so delicate,  like it is  made of glass.

icy dancer

Here’s a different take on the popular TV programme ‘Dancing on Ice’….. Dancing in ice!  Another lovely thing about these ice sculptures, is that wonderful effect light has on these glistening objects.  It’s as if the object has a life trapped into it, trying to get out.

cold fish

The time and patience it takes to do these sculptures must be considerable.  These are taken from the Krasnaya Presnya Park, Moscow.  Stunningly beautiful, much craftsmanship and imagination have gone into these examples of popular Russian culture.  Moscow even has a museum of ice sculpture!

Here’s some larger than life ice sculptures.  The forest backdrop makes them all the more magical…….

Moscow on ice HERE

Ice coach and other wonderful creations HERE