That was funny!
shroomgirl, David Blaine is a young contemporary illusionist who takes illusions to a higher level in craftsmanship, but in a young, hip, dark sort of manner.
Just last week he literally froze himself in a block of ice in NYC for three days. (last year it was a glass coffin). I believe it was Good Morning America or one of those morning shows that checked in on him for 3 days straight.
I saw him interviewed while he was in the hospital. He'll never try that one again.
Just do a search on his name in any major search engine. You'll find info.
As far as new ways to sculpt ice, are you looking for anything inparticular? Do you mean form, or method?
[This message has been edited by cchiu (edited 12-07-2000).]