Sculptures of ice are a very delicate and short termed display ornaments. Ice being the raw material implies certain constrains on this art. The lifetime of these sculptures depend on the temperature of the environment it is placed in. To start out with, the artist has to select a block of ice with no impurities and the texture of ice suited to the sculpture’s style. Trapped air results in coagulating of impurities and so mechanically circulating water in solidified in a freezing chamber. External dye is added to certain sculptures to form colored ice blocks. The sculpting depends on the temperature. At higher temperatures the sculpture has to be completed quickly using power tools such as chainsaws and die grinder. These sculptures are quite rare and hence are used in special occasions in very cold countries as a front yard ornament. It can also be used to decorate very cold sea food or sorbets.
Wedding being an auspicious occasion while have an ice sculpture of a dove, hearts or swans. A number of international events take place around the globe but generally in counties with cold and long winters. Ice sculpture festivals in Belgium, Quebec City winter carnival are some of the major events. But the deep freeze festival at Alberta attracts a large number of professionals. Being an art with certain limitations it cannot be practiced around the globe nor can it be exhibited. Special conditions are required to exhibit such brilliant ice sculptures