This blog is part travelogue, part journal, where I will be documenting the many interviews, conventions & competitions that will comprise my overview of the ice-sculpting industry. From the garage geniuses to the gallery gurus, I hope to cover every facet of what makes ice sculpting not only an art, but also a lucrative business.
I invite sculptors, vendors, fans -- and even ice groupies -- to contribute their thoughts on this booming industry. Ice: The Documentary is only a working title.
Fire meets ice.
For my first Texas interview, I headed down to McAllen, Texas a few miles north of the Mexican border. Rudy Sanchez of Texas Ice Carving is the only full-time ice sculpting business down there. He talked to me a little bit about how being the only ice guy in town can have it's advantages and disadvantages. Last night he showed off his ice carving talents with a performance(live demo) at one of his favorite local nightclubs.