Snowboarder Vodka Luge
Anna and Matt are two young keen sports enthusiasts. At their wedding they wished a Vodka Luge. What better shape than to have one of their favourite past-times - Snowboarding.
We sent them ideas, images and pictures of what we could do. After long deliberation, they chose an image that closely resembled the final Luge.
One of the challenges we always face in any sculpture is the stability and secureness of the final piece. As an example, most Snowboarders are half-standing or half-crouching on their boards. Creating two legs standing causes a problem of stability of the 12-stone ice structure. Ice does not melt uniformly or evenly. The weakest or thinnest points always melt first. In this sculpture that would undoubtedly be the legs. As a result we adopted a slalom pose of the Snowboarder deep down on the board. It is a legitimate pose with the Boarder wearing a big Snowboarder helmet.
The Luge was a BIG hit at the wedding...and a few sore heads the next day!
No. of Ice Blocks - ONE
Item - Ice Sculpture or Vodka Luge
Format - Portrait
Height - 1m x 1/2m wide
Text - Possible (on base)
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