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Ice Fishing Shacks
The ridiculously awesome Polar Inertia has come out with a new issue, and it features these beautiful photos of ice fishing shacks.

Ice Fishing Shacks


Writes the photographer Scott Peterman: “These shacks illustrate the primal elements of shelter, food, warmth and an ongoing battle against the caprices of nature. They are entirely utilitarian in their purpose, using lightweight windproof materials such as foam insulation sheet metal, plastic or wood, yet put together in surprisingly ingenious ways, appearing as crude minimalist sculpture.”

Ice Fishing Shacks


Ice Fishing Shacks


Ice Fishing Shacks


Ice Fishing Shacks


Any one of these shacks could be the summer residence of Pruned. Just chopper it with me inside down on top of a glacier or in the middle of the polar ice caps, and I'll blog the days away in solitude, with the subzero landscape, katabatic winds and blazing auroras as my inspirations.
7 COMMENTS —
  • bryan
  • February 15, 2007 at 4:56:00 PM CST
  • You might enjoy our art ice shanties as well. The Art Shanty Projects are a yearly cluster of unique artist built ice houses that sit out on frozen Medicine Lake in Minnesota.


  • Alexander Trevi
  • February 15, 2007 at 5:40:00 PM CST
  • Hey Bryan: The link you provided is broken. So here it is: Art Shanty Projects.

    And yes, I love the whole project. Hopefully next year Pruned will be invited to set up our winter residence there on the frozen lake, and have someone generously sponsor the trip and lumber supply.


  • Anonymous
  • December 16, 2007 at 5:53:00 AM CST
  • do you have any photos of more creative ,bizarre shacks?


  • Alexander Trevi
  • December 16, 2007 at 1:43:00 PM CST
  • Sorry, anonymous, I do not. If you do find some, please let me know, preferably by leaving a comment here.


  • Anonymous
  • April 16, 2008 at 3:17:00 PM CDT
  • Check out our website www.PIIFA.org

    You'll see some great ice-shacks.

    Big Al
    Petrie Island Ice Fishermens Association
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada


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