Snow sculpture is a sculpture form comparable to sand sculpture or ice sculpture in that most of it is now practiced outdoors, and often in full view of spectators, thus giving it kinship to performance art in the eyes of some. The materials and the tools differ widely, but often include hand tools such as shovels, hatchets, and saws. Snow sculptures are usually carved out of a single block of snow about 6 to 15 feet on each side and weighing about 20 - 30 tons.Here are some beautiful images of snow sculpture.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Miss World 2003- The 53rd Miss World pageant was held at Crown of Beauty Theatre, Sanya, People's Republic of China on 6 December 2003. Miss World 2002, Azra Akın of Turkey crowned her successor Rosanna Davison of Ireland.
Miss World 2005-Miss World 2005, the 55th Miss World pageant was held at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, People's Republic of China on December 10, 2005. Nine former Miss World titleholders and chairwoman of Miss World Organization Julia Morley judged the pageant. Miss World 2004 María Julia Mantilla of Peru crowned her successor Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir of Iceland.
Miss World 2006-Tatana Kucharova from the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World 2006 by outgoing titleholder Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir of Iceland.
Miss World 2007-Zhang Zilin is a beauty queen and fashion model who won Miss China World in 2007 and was crowned Miss World 2007, representing the People's Republic of China. She is the first Miss World of East Asian origin.
Miss World 2008-Kseniya Sukhinova from Russia was crowned Miss World 2008 after beating 108 other international beauties in a glittering African extravaganza held in South Africa.
Miss World 2009-Miss World 2009, the 59th Miss World pageant, was held on December 12, 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa 112 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Miss World 2008, Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia, crowned Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar, at the end of event.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Julian Beever is an English chalk artist who has been creating trompe-l'œil chalk drawings on pavement surfaces since the mid-1990s. He uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to create the illusion of three dimensions when viewed from the correct angle.
It is often possible to position a person within the image as if they were interacting with the scene.
Beever first designs his work on paper. Once finalised a camera is placed at a distance from the art on the pacement which he returns to in order to observe the image through the lens a number of times, as the camera's wide angled lens can create an optical illusion which distorts the actual size of objects, which aides in maintaining perspective.
To buy a book on the pavement art of Julian Beever (Publishers website): http://www.fireflybooks.com/bookdetail&ean=9781554076611
For more information please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Beever
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