This stunning Vodka Luge was created for Nikki Ashwell's Ollie's Army Charity Fundraiser Ball at the Hallmark Hotel, Manchester. The theme of their Ball was 'Hollywood'. As one walked through the door, the glitz and glamour was instantly there - with mock-up movie cameras, Clapper Boards, opulently decorated tables (beautifully and spectacularly done), large screens and...you name it, it was there; looking just like The Emmy's or Oscars! It was very impressive.
The Movie Camera Vodka Luge was modeled on a 1920's-style hand cranked Hollywood camera. Standing 1m tall and 1/2m wide guests could definitely not miss it as they walked from the entrance lobby, passed the Cocktail Bar to their table.
Starting with an ice block (1m x 1/2m x 1/4m) the outline was cut-away with a chainsaw. Once created, the detailed work followed. The measure of success for any sculptor is to get the final dimension or perspective looking absolutely right for the piece. No matter how skilled the carver is technically, if it doesn't look 'right', the whole sculpture will look odd and very amateur. No templates were used with this Movie Camera Vodka Luge - just the vision in the Sculptor's mind's eye.
The actual or final size of the Ice Sculpture (for those eagle-eyed to notice) is actually wider then 1/2m. The camera lens was carved separately and then 'glued' to the front of the final piece. At around minus 20 degrees when carved, sticking is almost instant. It is amazing what a little squirt of H2O and cold temperatures can do! Held for a few seconds, it creates a solid bond that is almost impossible (well, not quite) to break or the attachment to fall off. Bold designs tend to work best in any design of Ice sculpture. This is true of the Movie Camera. The outline shape for most people is recognizable, it is the little embellishments that 'add' to the overall look. Carving every nook and cranny and fine detail of a Camera would not have 'made it better'. In fact too much detail can detract. We think just the right amount of detail has been added to give the 'impression' of a Movie Camera Vodka luge.
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Portrait
Height - 1m x 1/2m+ wide
Text - No.
Delivery to venue - Yes
Complete set-up of sculpture at venue - Yes
Lighting included - Yes
Lighting set-up created for you at venue - Yes
Drain Tray - Yes
Thick-bore Tubing - Yes
12-point Check Assessment - Yes