The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is held each year in the northern city of Harbin, China. Crowds attend to see the amazing ice sculptures on display and this year was as remarkable as ever.
These almost invisible figures are creative works of artist Rob Mullholland. Made of mirrored acrylic glass and meant to establish "a link with the natural forces" the sculptures look pretty scary, resembling aliens from the Predator movie.
Artist Thomas Kuebler who calls himself “sculptor of the bizarre” created these one-of-a-kind silicone character sculptures featuring silicone skin, acrylic or glass eyes, hand-poked and hand-laid hair, teeth and extensive detailing. Which is your favorite of these “Beggars & Freaks”?