17-person ice sculpture #PeopleTogether featured in Covent Garden
An ice sculpture created by sculpting specialists Icebox was on display at London’s Covent Garden on 19 July, featuring life-size characters of varying ages and different walks of life. The sculpture was a representation of people returning to normal and commemorated the easing of restrictions in England.
#PeopleTogether was 10 metres in length and contained 8,840 litres of purified water, which was then used to water the plants in the piazza. It took two weeks to create using 3D digital design and four weeks for Vass to carve. The sculpture drew interest from Good Morning Britain, ITN and London Live and was featured in The Times and the Daily Telegraph.
Csaba Vass, head 3D Sculptor at Icebox, who created the design, said: “This is the most challenging piece I have created with so many life-size people intricately carved in a dynamic stance. Keeping the movement and energy in each piece whilst ensuring they remain balanced was a feat, not to mention fitting it in the freezer.”
Vass added: “Ice is an incredible medium to work with, it’s fast, versatile and sustainable. If this had been created in stone it would take years to complete. Our ice is completely transparent which magnifies details but quickly shows up any flaws. I’m thrilled that the public enjoyed it so much, now for the next creative challenge!”
Rachel Fountain, sales and marketing manager from Icebox said: “This iconic piece was all about bringing #peopletogether from all walks of life. It captures the energy of a fleeting moment in time and people enjoying their lives.”
Icebox has previously been behind major public locations such as the life-size ice replica of a Formula 1 McLaren car and ice figures for the Penny Appeal’s homeless campaign, the Ice Queen’s Throne celebrating the release of the film The Huntsman: Winter’s War.