ice sculpting innovations at the 2002 Olympics
Photos by Louis Manzoni
Erik Cantine & Greg Butauski carved an archer making an arrow out of himself. Surprisingly, the bowstring is made up of many smaller pieces of ice, welded together
in Cantine & Butauski’s finished sculpture, titled “Marksman,” you can see the weld lines in the bowstring
in preparing for their sculpture, Junichi Nakamura & Hideaki Sakamoto made a small foam block version of their piece, “Dragon Fighter”
Lee Ross & Michael Mackasey also used an ice lathe for part of their sculpture. Lathed pieces ended up as the base of their sculpture
Ross & Mackasey added an adjustable bracket to the tiltcart, allowing them to attach a long bar chainsaw and cut flat slabs of ice at different thicknesses.
while creating their Silver medaling “Hymn of Amphitrite,” Michel Amann & Roger de Campagnolle used many innovative tools, including this specialized iron