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Art February, 22 2011

The Manly Art of Ice Carving

Wear the Pants means different things to different people. For those at the 2011 OnPoint Community Credit Union Bend WinterFest, the largest winter festival in the Northweast, it meant a group of gentlemen starting their chainsaws and carving some ice.

One of the keynote events at last weekend’s Winterfest, the Dockers Ice Carving contest provided heated competition and a thrilling display of artistry. James Royal took first place, transforming two blokes of ice into a magnificent Merman. With a regal lion, James Waldron was hot on Royal’s tail, proving that even detail oriented battles can hold a little heat.

Above image courtesy of Jill Rosell.

Images of winner James Royal’s champion Merman and a full look at the contest, via Curated, after the jump.

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