gordon halloran ice paintings – seen in person

posted by the scholar on March 4th, 2008
filed under: art

do you remember when i said i would present a follow-up post on the spectacular ice paintings from canadian artist gordon halloran? please find what i saw in person below for your viewing pleasure. for some reason, i didn’t realize that they would be all frosty and frozen over until i saw them in person (duh!). when the guy came out with the blow torch to reveal the artwork’s true colors, people watched grinning, in stunned silence, as bursts of color came through one after the other.








the exhibit is gone now, but seeing the gorgeous, original work with my own eyes was worth bearing the frigid temperatures. and boy did i get the color fix i need on a regular basis this time of year!

i really hope he is taking his show on the road to some other fortunate city soon.

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8 Responses to “gordon halloran ice paintings – seen in person”

  1. sosser Says:

    beautiful. looks like fun!

  2. the scholar Says:

    it really was a stunning thing to see in person – i hope you made it down there too!

  3. Vesla Says:

    Sorry we missed it. It looks stunning – like glass, but alive.

    Maybe you need to make ice cubes from Juicy Juice and keep those in your freezer for your color fix.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi vesla,

    i wish you could have seen it, but there will be plenty to see when you come for a visit. 🙂

    juicy juice, huh? i had not thought of that!

    thanks for the visit!

  5. Brad Says:

    One of the most disappointing “art” exhibits I’ve ever seen. Of all the things you could do with painting and ice and this is the result? Absolutely no imagination.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi brad,

    well that’s too bad you didn’t enjoy it. i think it takes great imagination to even consider working in ice let alone executing it, and really appreciated the hot colors in the middle of dreary winter here.

    thanks for your comment.

  7. kris Says:

    I agree that it took some imagination to think to combine ice and paint, but, beyond that, I don’t really see what the fuss is about. As a whole, the exhibition seems boring.

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi kris,

    well, to each his own, right? i did enjoy watching someone with a blow torch make the transformation of muted frosty panels into brilliant dripping bursts of color. they don’t do that at the art museum after all!

    thanks for the visit!

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