Ice Elephant found at Kirstenbosch!…

Ice Sculpture – Ice Elephant found atKirstenbosch!…

16 blocks of Ice down and 2 full days of ice carving later, the Ice Elephant was born… a magnificent ice sculpture for Amarula at the Kirstenbosch NYE concert. This Nellie, although not life size compared to a fully grown African Elephant, still weighed in at an impressive 600kg and had to moved to the location in three parts!..

 

ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant
ice sculpture of Elephant

1. Base and Leg stumps .

2. Midriff and upper legs.

3. Upper back and head with trunk.

The sculpture was ordered by DraftFCB Cape Town and a few days later Matthew Smyth began by welding blocks together in the 50 square meter freezer. This would form the bulk of the Elephant ice sculpture…The carving was a fun experience and the elephant quickly started to take shape.  The trickiest part was allowing 3 defined joins during the ice carving process, that can be separated again once the sculpture is complete… as there is very little chance of moving a 600kg ice elephant in one piece without crushing someone, or dropping the frozen beast. It took 8 fully grown, ripped men ( me included ) to remove the critical parts safely. On site the elephant was re-built into his full glory and the ice sculpture was only taken down the following morning.

For anymore information contact – Mark: Ice Art Sales Manager /  071 671 9762 mark@iceart.co.za

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