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.
Back on track
Started the day off in Texas with an early morning flight to Chicago for an interview with Jim Nadeau of Nadeau's Ice Sculptures Inc. Yet another great interview to add to the documentary. He gave us a tour of his company based in Forest Park, Illinois.
After leaving Chicago and driving through a blizzard... what really topped the day off was making new friends with the Michigan Highway Patrol. My brother/assistant & I got pulled over near Holland, Michigan for failing to signal while changing lanes (which is something they take pretty serious up here). At least they weren't concerned that we were going way over 70 mph. During our brief road side visit, the officers seem to show some interest in this project... Looks like we possibly have some new fans outside of the ice industry!! All in all is was a very productive/entertaining/scary day.