A self-taught artist single-handedly built a functional ice boat that can hold at least one person and can be sailed.
Ivan Karpitsky’s passion for ice and snow sculpting is well-known in his home country, Belarus. His name first appeared in newspapers in 2020, when photos of his ice violin went viral on social media. Photos and videos posted on his Instagram page show the Belarusian man painstakingly carving blocks of ice and chiselling at them to create his impressive masterpiece.
Not much information is known about Ivan’s boat, besides the photos and videos posted on social media. The self-taught artist can be seen cutting rectangular blocks of ice, glueing them together using water, and then chiselling away at the frozen lake to carve out the base of the boat.
It’s impossible to guess the size of Ivan Karpitsky’s ice boat from the photos and videos available, but it’s safe to say that it’s big enough for one passenger, maybe even two.