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!..
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.
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