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From Ice comes Art

Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2006

 

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  Scott Hanson uses a chain saw to craft an ice carving in front of Sweeney's Clothing in Soldotna on Wednesday afternoon. The carvings are showing up around the central peninsula in advance of the Peninsula Winter Games. Soldotna will host the state championship ice carving championship next weekend at the Soldotna Sports Center. Photo by M. Scott Moon

An angel, carved from ice by ice sculptor Scott Hanson, sounds a trumpet in front of Kalifonsky Christian Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Local carvers are busy crafting ice creations for the Peninsula Winter Games.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

 

Volunteers harvest ice for sculptors from a pond on Marathon Road. The small body of water provides the raw material artists are using to craft beautiful -- if temporary -- works of art this week.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

 

Like a monolith from the classic movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," a block of uncarved ice waits for its message to be discovered in front of the Uptown Motel in Kenai.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

 

Scott Hanson uses a chain saw to craft an ice carving in front of Sweeney's Clothing in Soldotna on Wednesday afternoon. The carvings are showing up around the central peninsula in advance of the Peninsula Winter Games. Soldotna will host the state championship ice carving championship next weekend at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

 

A pencil drawing gives guidance to Wendy Brammeier and Steve Curtiss as they put the finishing touches on an ice figure at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Marydale Avenue last week. Chain saws do the heavy work of carving but the finishing details are done with hand tools and small sanders and grinders.

Photo by M. Scott Moon



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