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chainsaws are used to obtain what Chad Peterson calls "subtractive sculpture", meaning the sculpture is in there somewhere, ice just needs to be subtracted.

Ice-tacular! Sculptors create ice art in DL

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A 2012 block of ice sits sparkling with icy perfection, it's tiny little cuts catching the light outside of the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes.


It's almost unbelievable to know that just the night before, it was nothing but eight blocks of ice.

Artists Chad Peterson and Eric Rotter took those meaningless ice blocks and slowly, cut by cut, chip by chip, transformed them into a work of art last weekend.

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