So you’ve had your party, everyone has gone home and your lovely sculpture is still sat there slowly melting away – and when I say slowly, I mean VERY slowly. So slowly, in fact, that it means that there is only one option available to you….it has to be disposed of.
But how do I do that? I hear you ask.
It’s actually not as difficult as you think. Let me explain.
Fortunately for most people the majority of ice sculptures can be disposed of by you or the staff at the venue (best to let them know first though…just in case!). You will be pleased to know that by the time the event is finished the sculpture will have lost weight (funnily enough!) and so the removal of it will be so much easier. Phew! I hear you gasp that’s one less thing I need to worry about…. so what do I need to do exactly?
It’s really quite easy really…just pick it up and move it somewhere else. Outside is best although it can sometimes take up to a week to melt depending on the weather – there’s been many a sculpture left on the PSD Ice Art drive I can tell you!
Sometimes it’s easier to break it into smaller pieces (this can be done by tapping the ice at the joins) and placing it in a sink and letting it melt and drain away.
Being ice it will be cold, so make sure it’s covered with something like a table cloth or something similar so that it doesn’t come up against your skin.
If you’re having a larger ice structure such as an ice bar or a very large piece then you needn’t worry, as someone from the PSD Ice Art Team will be close at hand to manage the drain and subsequently dispose of it for you once your event is finished.
Of course, if you have also hired a light stand to stand your sculpture on, whatever the size, then someone will be back at then end of your event to pick it up and will also take the sculpture with them.
So there you have it…now you see it, now you don’t! That’s only the downside with an ice sculpture. you can’t keep it!