Monday, January 31, 2011

Mythical Creatures

Next year I'm going to visit Rice Park when the artists are doing the ice carving because I'd like to interview them to discover where each one got the idea and inspiration for their piece. To see how it's done, visit Kim's blog.

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Robert Frost


  1. Magnifique cette sculpture de glace, tres beau travail

  2. will your tongue stick if you put it on the ice?

    I love the detail.

  3. I can read the technical stuff, but "how" people can create these things is beyond me. I can barely boil an egg! Love the poem, too.

    Re your comment on Cedar Key: Lois took this last was quite cool (in the 50s, I think) but not much wind, so we had fun wandering about. I thought she did a great job with the perspective here...

    Hope you're feeling well and that you have a great week!

  4. This one is just amazing. I wonder how they did that sphere of circles on top.

  5. I believe Robert Frost would like this fire and ice sculpture!

  6. Terrific! I have seen ice sculptures up north and sand sculptures down south, and the artists' visions and execution are things I could never, ever have.

  7. That is just too cool for words. Fabulous artwork.

  8. What a great piece of cold art. I want to touch it.



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  9. Kate, these are magnificent and I am fascinated with the ability of an artist to work with the ice. Great shot!

  10. I am always amazed when I see ice sculptures. So much work will be spent in creating something that will be gone too soon. I guess when people take pictures of them, they will last forever.

  11. Amazing! I'd like to know how they do it as well.

  12. Ice sculpting totally fascinates me! All that work and then it melts! This is a wonderful sculpture and I have NO idea how the artist made the rings in the centre.

  13. Ahha ... I wondered if the Kate were you. But it had a different photo and was not St Paul. Anyway, I scrimmaged around ... and here I am.

    Thank you for the comment. I shall come back later on this day and check out your fountain as well. All the best. I am battening down the hatches right now as the day promises to be 36C.

    Take care

  14. that's an intricate ice work!
    very interesting.

  15. Beautiful carvings! I missed them this year due to being under the weather.

  16. Robert Frost, the perfect poet for this image.

  17. That is amazing. To sculpt from ice must be VERY difficult!


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