Jan 27 2010

40 Insane Ice Sculptures

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Ice sculpture is a beautiful yet temporary art form. Countless hours went into many of these amazing creations only to have them melt away. Luckily, they’re preserved through photography for us to marvel at for ever. In this post we present 40 Insane Ice Sculptures that will certainly impress you.

Insane Ice Sculptures

Rhonda Konicki
Giant preying mantis

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This awesome grass hopper is full of detail.

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Eagle in an ice sculpture competition.

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The God Neptune sculpted out of white ice.

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Stunning fantasy sculpture carved from a single block of ice.

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Life size deer with delicate antlers

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Beautiful abstract carved from a single block of ice.

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This HDR image perfectly captures the under-lit sculpture

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The lighting coupled with the texture of this snail make for an exquisite sculpture

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Eisbeertje
Unbelievably detailed sculpture of a carriage and it’s passengers.

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Fantastic ice castles

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Beautiful carving of a Geisha in Japan

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I can only imagine how the artist managed to create all the spikes on this blowfish.

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Toni Escuder
Flowing sculpture of a woman.

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The iconic Sphinx in ice.

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Adidas sneaker sculpture.

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Steven Berkshire
This impressive sculpture was created from 50,000 pounds of ice and is around 20 feet tall.

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The face behind the mask

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Warrior in battle

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A cool skateboard in every sense of the word.

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Amazing life size Cadillac car.

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Richard Barlund
Full sized pool table made completely of ice.

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Leaning ice tower of Pisa

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This ice bar has a cool 3D quality to it.

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This detailed ice castle has every brick carved into it.

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Percy Alazar
Famous landmarks of London

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Over-sized chess board and pieces.

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Impressive sculpture of Russian landmarks.

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Rhonda Konika
Stunning fantasy scene of two dragon riders.

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Underwater scene with several seahorses.

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Griffin and angel in the World Ice Art Championships.

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Amazing wolf that was part of a larger scene.

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Prehistoric looking fish chasing a person in dramatic fashion.

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Large sea turtle.

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Absolutely massive sculpture of King Kong complete with bi-plane.

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Mind boggling ice building at the 2007 Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin China.

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Insanely huge ice castle in Harbin China’s Snow and Ice festival.

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As you can see The Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin China is a true winter wonderland of ice.

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The Colosseum built of ice at the Snow and Ice Festival.

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Towering pagodas at the Snow and Ice Festival.

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Resources

World Ice Art Championships

Famous Ice Hotel

Learn all about ice sculpting

About the Author

Tim Mercer is a photography enthusiast, graphic designer, artist and blogger. His blog offers free resources for the digital artist and graphic designer, as well as tutorials, artist interviews, inspiration and more.

Comments and Discussions
  • webaddicty, 27 January 2010

    wow its a nice post! thnx Tim

  • CSSDOSE, 27 January 2010

    Great creations. The amazing is the word.

  • rebecca, 27 January 2010

    Those are incredible.

  • Ben, 27 January 2010

    Nice, but not really relevant to what you usually post is it lol?

  • piyanistll, 27 January 2010

    very crazy working thanks for post

    • dhia, 26 February 2010

      This comment was deleted due to offtopic.

  • Roy Ho, 27 January 2010

    Simply amazing. Makes you wonder the talents in these people….

  • bluejake, 28 January 2010

    Awesome. The detail in some of them is amazing.

  • Jordan Walker, 28 January 2010

    I think you meant to say “Life sized elk” not deer.

  • ken the tech, 28 January 2010

    wow, awesome! Good start for a day :)10x

    • dhia, 26 February 2010

      This comment was deleted due to offtopic.

  • Patti, 28 January 2010

    Great to have that amazing talant!

  • Hermitbiker, 28 January 2010

    …. totally awesome; that’s just putting it “mildly” :) !!

    • gurlcharliy, 23 March 2010

      Shizam!

  • Autonomy, 30 January 2010

    These are absolutely amazing. Thanks for the collection!

  • alfandi, 31 January 2010

    Greatly amazing art.
    thanks

  • Gerben, 04 February 2010

    Amazing stuff, seen one once but this top notch

  • nephew Joe, 08 February 2010

    Really cooool. Did you make these yourself?

  • ADRIANA FIRPO, 08 February 2010

    IT´S A WONDERFULL SCULPTURE MADE OF ICE. I´M AMAZED. IT´S INCREDIBLE HOW THAT CAN BE MADE IN WINTER AND DOESN´T MELT.

  • Laminad, 08 February 2010

    The one that you say is a deer i am pretty sure is an elk. The antlers come back to curved for a deer and the rack is too tall and thick for a deer. But otherwise amazing art work. That is real talent.

  • lloorr11, 12 February 2010

    Totally awesome!!I am awe-struck! i wish i could’ve been there be-cuz i know pics can’t do these sculptures TRUE justice!

  • Richard Bubin, 14 February 2010

    Very nice collection ! Check out my ,Puff the magic Biker on my website. Alot of your selections are great friends of mine for over the 28 years that I have been carving ice. Thank you
    for sharing our wonderful art form with others.
    ice man

  • Insane, 19 February 2010

    INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWWOWOWOWOWOWOWO
    MY MIND IS BLOWN~!!!!!
    INSANE!!!

  • Paul the cab driver, 20 February 2010

    I made an ice sculpture once. It was a delicate abstract piece in the shape of a cube approximately 2 inches on a side.

  • gurlcharliy, 23 March 2010

    Thank you for giving all of us a relaxing visual with total artstic taste!

  • Dawson, 27 March 2010

    Nice collection that includes many I hadn’t seen before. A few of these, at the World Ice Art Championships, I got to see in person. It’s hard to grasp how big they are from little pictures, especially the Harbin ice buildings.

  • Trina, 04 April 2010

    these are utterly amazing. did anyine else notice the picture of the sculpture of the london landmarks caught a rainbow on the left hand side? i thought that was a really neat addition to that particular scene

  • joncesena, 11 April 2010

    the deer sculpture is actually an elk. just so you know.

  • Greenindeed, 29 May 2010

    If anyone noticed, that sculpture that is labeled as Neptune, it’s actually a sculpture of The Ghost of Christmas Present from Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.

  • Ian, 17 December 2010

    Hey that one that you said was the god of neptune? isnt. Its the ghost of christmas present form Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

  • Dean, 14 September 2011

    thank you for these pics, i carved two of these sculptures.

  • Stephan A. Koch, 14 December 2011

    Hey, nice of you to post these pics and further the art of ice sculpture. We truly do insane work. Like Dean, I also carved one of these pieces. I was one of four artists who carved the seahorses which stood 23′ tall and was carved over 6 days.

  • Jennifer, 16 December 2011

    The sculpture of the man being chased by the fish is from the Biblical story of Jonah. You can see “Jonah” inscribed on it’s pedestal.

    So many fantastic sculptures. Thank you for posting!

  • pramod, 14 July 2012

    Awesome pics perfecto

  • Liebs Ono Swartz, 09 October 2012

    A flowing sculpture of a woman. THAT’s kool.

  • Aadil, 18 January 2013

    nice art

  • northierthanthou, 10 December 2013

    Incredibly gorgeous stuff.

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