Monday, February 28, 2011

Ice Sculptures

The temperature is about 20 degrees above, but the wind chill . . . brrrr! It's cold outside. So cold that crazy creative people have carved chunks of ice into all kinds of shapes.


This is a . . . 



Bike!
ridden by a Cirque du Soleil performer in a huge headdress?



And this looks like a . . . 



Fish!
Humpy salmon, to be exact . . .
about to be eaten by a breaching shark, according to my 4-year-old twins.



Let's see. I think I know what this is . . .



Snowflake!
with a tidal wave next to it?



Art is like soup. There will be some vegetables you don't like but as long as you get some soup down you it doesn't matter.
—George Wyllie




Dinner last night: prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes, zucchini



15 comments:

Mother Mayhem said...

Those are the weirdest ice sculptures that I've ever seen. Chuckle.

April said...

Wow...what amazing works of art!!!

Helene said...

Wow. Those are amazing!

blueviolet said...

Those are fantastic! I'd love to visit an ice sculpture festival. :)

Kristy said...

Must be so sad to see them melt at some point!

Stephanie Faris said...

SO cool. People here pay around $100 a family to see ice sculptures like that over at Opryland Hotel here in Nashville every Christmas. You can barely stand to be in there long, so you end up spending $100 for 15 minutes of fun!

Traci said...

Very nice. How fun to ask your kids to interpret what they see.

Brrr. We supposedly were going to have the storm of the century here (yeah right) it didn't happen. I was hoping for rain all day and all I got were sprinkles(of rain). Because sprinkles on a donut would've been ok with me.

Karen Peterson said...

I love ice sculptures. That's something we don't get nearly enough of here in So Cal.

Michelle Hoad said...

Those are gorgeous. And they'd last all of fifteen seconds here. It's 75 again today.

Making It Work Mom said...

Wow! Who does that? I like that your children have their own interpretations of the "art".

LisaDay said...

Beautiful.

LisaDay

CK said...

Wowwwwwwwww THese look A-MAZING! THanks for posting them!

Ameena said...

This may be the most amazing thing I've seen in a while! I am obsessed with all things Alaska and I am so happy to find your blog!

Your girls are gorgeous!

Nabeel's Cosmos said...

I was at the Lincoln park zoo a few weeks ago and they were sculpting live. Oh the process is even more amazing.

lilmansworld said...

its been years since I've seen ice sculptures!