Filipino-Canadian ice sculptors win Artist’s Choice anew and 3rd Place in Ice White Competition in Edmonton
Exclusive Interview of The Philippine Business and News/Monsi A. Serrano
Photo from Ross Baisas
Not resting on their laurels, after winning the First International Snow-Sculpting Competition at the SnowDays Festival in in Alberta, Canada, the Fil-Canadian ice sculptor siblings Ross and Antonio Baisas, wowed the people as they created a Tyrannosaurus (T-rex) skeleton during the Ice White snow carving competition at Edmonton, Canada held from January 23 to 25.
In the interview of The Philippine Business and News with one of the Baisas brothers Ross, they decided to sculpture the T-Rex skeleton because it is challenging. The “Tangle” which won both the First Place (Judges’ Pick) and the People’s Choice Awards, respectively, was already challenging but since they want to challenge themselves and show that the Filipino creativity is beyond compare, the T-rex was decided to be created.
With estimated length of 15-17 feet and height of around 6 feet, the impressive Filipino-Canadian masterpiece created by Baisas Brothers got the respect of the people and follow artists due the the complexity of the artwork but were given the accurate details and intricate design.
“Unfortunately, during the last day of the temperature was not favorable as it hit at +4*C (a bit higher instead of negative that would probably keep the tail intact) than gave us a hard time but we managed to put all together our best effort. But the tail eventually collapsed eventually that probably put us in the 3rd place but we earned the respect of the other carvers and voted us as Artist choice award”, the Paete, Laguna native Ice Carver revealed.
“Ice on White is always free style, I have done this in the pass years and was impressed to see the final work of art back then. So we thought that remaking it with more intricate and accurate details will be challenging and it really was. We were happy regardless of what result of rendered by the judges. At least we did our best is what makes it more fulfilling”, the Fil-Canadian sculptor said in closing.e People’s Choice Awards, respectively.
The Filipinos and Fil-Canadian community in Edmonton can support our Ice Carvers as their work T-rex skeleton has the chance to be voted as “People’s Choice”, as there is still 1 more week for the people to make their vote.
In closing, Ross said to THEPHILBIZNEWS, “Let’s hope for the best po as the honor is not for us but for the Filipino across the world and in our country.”
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