Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Peace Out

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More ice carving. I was talking to someone today about how on earth the sculptor could make a perfect circle out of a block, not using a mold. He suggested that it could have been as simple as two nails and a piece of string to trace the shape. But how to keep the sides straight, how to make the interior angles so perfect? If anyone know how it's done please inform us.    

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7 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Incredible. I can't even cut a straight line with a pair of scissors.

Olivier said...

Superbe, j'adore vraiment cet art éphémère....mais ça doit être lourd a porter autour de son cou ;))

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I never saw any peace signs like this back in the 60's.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I have no idea either Bob, it's probably very simple...to them! It must have been such fun observing and shooting.

William Kendall said...

I've watched them at work. Everything from the power saws to various handsaws, chisels, even sandpaper when needed to bring out that extra image.

I've even seen carvers make some very creative use of blowtorches.

Stefan Jansson said...

This must have been fun to watch.

Nathalie said...

Didn't he use a potter's wheel? THen it would have been as simple as keeping your tool straight while the wheel turns. Simple as. Mmmmmh. I have tremendous admiration for these guys's work.

Talking about their skills. The great thing is the raw material doesn't cost much so they probably spend hours training and wasting ice blocks away in order the refine their skills. There are more stupid ways to kill a Sunday. Congratulations to them. I'm in awe.