Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Sculptors

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A little bit about the process of making the ice sculptures. Look at the concentration of the man above. He was using an electric drill with a conical abrasive bit .Shards of frozen debris were flying everywhere. Below, someone uses a rotary sander on a block that glows with light, much like Monday's angel.

I was surprised to see only one of the artists wearing eye protection. It seemed foolhardy.

12 comments:

Paula said...

I like his focused expression. I guess it's muy macho to go without.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Love the intensity on his face. Nice capture, Bob.

Olivier said...

j'aime la concentration sur le visage du sculpteur

PhotoChick said...

Hi, I'm new to the St. Louis area and I feel very blessed to come across your blog -- such stunningly beautiful photography! Some of your wonderful images actually made my eyes well up.

Thank you for sharing such wonderful artwork! Take care & God Bless!

Sincerely,
~Amanda F.~

Bibi said...

He sure looks serious. I bet they don't wear eyewear since it would get fogged up with some much concentration, but not wearing protection isn't a good idea.

brattcat said...

Excellent pair of shots. The fact that they are wearing a layer of ice shavings is a compelling argument for eye-protection.

Virginia said...

Foolhardy? WEll what about the photographer with the big honker lens!!! Oh I'm sure you had a filter on it right?

The angle for the portrait is great. I love looking through the ice at him.
C

Ming the Merciless said...

The banner photo is HILARIOUS!! It's so original and what a great sense of humor.

Meri said...

Really cool series of photos over the past few days. It's interesting to see how the end result (at least the result before melting) is accomplished.

cieldequimper said...

Who would they sue in case of an accident?

The concentration and willpower in the first shot are palbable, excellent.

Eleonora said...

He is so intense and passionate about what he's doing that safety was totally overlooked...

Wonderful series and delightful attention to detail

THANK YOU!

Louis la Vache said...

This is a great series, Bob!
Like you, «Louis» is surprised they aren't wearing eye protection. 'Foolhardy' is putting it mildly!