Tyler Gentry has created another illuminated ice display, this one in Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast BC Canada.
He has been making them since 2002.
Tyler has wanted to try carving ice but its not cold enough here on the Sunshine Coast, so he has devised this technique for creating natural sculptures.
By spraying water on tree bushes and staged objects creates amazing arrays of icicles.
Tyler tells me “When the sun shines the ice shimmers and sparkles like a wonderland of crystals.
At night the icicles take on a warm glow in contrast with the still cool air.
Working in the cold awakens the senses. The air smells fresh and I feel a sense of calm and creative intuition.”
There is a cold snap about twice a year with an average of 3 days of freezing. It’s enough time for Tyler to make an incredible display and after that the ice becomes so thick that all details can be lost.
“I plan to make a really large display next winter, maybe somewhere colder like Whistler or a ski resort.”
What do you think?
Tyler is an artist who works in many mediums. He specializes in house painting and now builds custom tiny mobile homes for alternative eco living. Email him at tgentrydesigns [ at ] yahoo.com
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