Ice sculptures and sculptors

Ice sculptures sometimes appear in live events in the public space and for a brief period in time due to the fact that they melt and therefore, do not last long. There are exceptions such Self, a sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn who made a copy of his own head using his own frozen blood is kept frozen at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Ice sculptures are no less artistic than other types of sculpture just because they are more temporary. In fact it surprisingly difficult to master the material of ice due to the physical properties of water in its solid form.

The art form is gaining popularity around the world. Art festivals and so-called culture nights increasingly include ice art on the programme and every year an ice art festival takes place in Quebec, Canada.

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