The Prizewinners, and a Spanish Visual Joke

"index_43.gif"

Winter Hunt, by China, was awarded first place. Amazingly, it was sculpted by two team members only, using only two tools, and borrowed boots, and many many cigarettes.

"index_44.gif"

Yukon's Swan Song won second place: four swans around a shaman.

"index_45.gif"

Third Place and Artists' Choice: Bridge of Tolerance, Germany. It looked very elegant, and also gravity-defying without the fourth support for the flat bridge. But Saturday was a sunny day and gravity quickly prevailed as the bridge collapsed within a few hours of completion.

"index_46.gif"

My favorite was this visual joke by the Spanish team from Barcelona. There is a beautiful horse and rider sculpted out of granite underneath the sheet!

"index_47.gif"

The Wisconsin team sculpted two fighting buffaloes and got a beautiful finish on the rear quarters. This juxtaposition with our work highlights the diversity of the sculptures at this event. Photo by Doug Bisson.

Spikey Created with Wolfram Mathematica 7.0