The count down is on… this time next week I shall be meeting up with Duncan Hamilton and Toby Sherborne… the team at the hairy port ready to set forth to Sydney. With our partners the other side of the world we will let Ice Bear loose to spread its message, what a wonderful journey Ice Bear has been on!
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Hello All… How exciting and busy life is turning out to be. The Tiger project is potentially very exciting… ‘Tiger Count’ as a project will soon be on my web site markcoreth.com … SO no more tigers on Ice Bear because Ice Bear has work to do!!!
We are still set ready to hit Sydney in April all being well and no last minute hitches. BUT before then we will be creating an Ice Bear at Manchester University in front of the Victoria Memorial in Piccadilly Gardens between 0800 and 1400 on 31st March … so quite soon!!! This will be part of the Museums launch of its new exhibition so DO join us!
More on all soon.
Now back to work!
Paddling hard below the surface the Ice Bear Team (with Julian Bickersteth from International Conservation Services in Sydney) is getting ready the bear prepared to do its magic on the steps of the Sydney Opera House on 19th December this year. This is an enormously exciting prospect as it shows that this work of art not only has life but has an exciting future continuing the mission it started at COP15 last year.
How far have we got…??? The UK team has prepared a bear in the freezer… amongst the broad beans and sent it to Felixtow to catch its passage over the high seas. Julian is doing an amazing job of preparing for its import to Australia and its sponsorship. There is a long way to go in every respect but the excitement and tension grows.
Stand by for another revamp of the website… THE SYDNEY ICE BEAR…
Toronto and the G20 Summit tomorrow… this should be a very exciting and punchy Ice Bear… 28c is quite warm, I long to see how the bear behaves and speaks…!!! Keep an eye on us and wish us luck!
I feel I have ignored the Blog… but by golly have we been hard at it here! We have had a wonderful success here in Copenhagen. The carving went well … VERY well! and the public here have really ‘GOT IT’ … I do hope that you have been able to watch the video juicer live web cam…
The Ice Bear team is knackered and we have much yet to do… so this is a BLOGETTE!
All the best from a sculptor with matchsticks propping up his eyelids…
THEN it is back to Trafalgar Square… Oh boy!
DDay is so close… I carve the Copenhagen bear on 5th Dec, two weeks to run… Ice Bear is like a Jumbo Jet on final approach! 11th Dec will see the London bear born for the public to see and interact with. Like that Jumbo Jet captain it is up to me to land this one and smoothly!
When I say I could just not get to sleep last night, restless legs and mind a whirl of thoughts you may well say there there we quite understand… but I was not panicking over the Ice Bear, I was feeling a well of excitement over another sculpture that has been growing as a seed in the back of my consciousness. Last night it bounced me… the solution to how to sculpt that extraordinary land or more like it seascape … expanse, depth, scale and originality… I just long to start it, give me time in my studio and lets create sculpture! BUT first we have a vital message to pass on to the whole wide world, the Ice Bear Project is alive and kicking, the IBP team, WWF, PBI, our sponsors, donors and friends are counting down the days!