Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Fire and Ice
More pictures from Bradford's 'Fire and Ice' Spectacular... The fire came in the shape of an towering robotic reflective metal sculpture with glowing lights - the Ice Queen - that glided along on wheels and emitted huge billows of flames. Definitely spectacular! I don't know what the children made of it. I would have been terrified as a child, but today's kids seem to be made of stronger stuff.
The ice was a trail of attractive ice sculptures around the city centre, that told the story of a kind-hearted little angel who had no wings. Of course, she earned her wings in the end, though by the time the sculptor, Jamie Wardley, had finished carving the last block, the angel's wings were fast vanishing, melting on what was - for November - quite a warm day in the sheltered city centre. Jamie, of 'Sand in Your Eye', is a local artist with an international reputation, who uses sand and ice for his work. He made an amazing sand sculpture of Charles Darwin in Bradford two years ago, to mark the bicentenary of Darwin's birth.