Mermaid Ice Sculpture Twists Plot in Mortdecai

LA Ice Art creates and features an enormous mermaid ice sculpture for Hollywood's newest film release "Mortdecai" directed by David Koepp. Ice artist Rex Covington reveals on set details around A-list actors Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Olivia Munn.

An enormous mermaid ice sculpture, surrounded by lobster and caviar, becomes the focal point of intrigue when it is sprayed with poison in this pivotal scene from the new film release, “Mortdecai”, by Lionsgate Entertainment. The over the top decor served well for this opulent frolicking party scene, and the principle characters, played by Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltro, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Munn, are none the wiser as the villain lurks in their midst.

Rising up with a giant ice pearl in hand, the sculpture is the centerpiece of this extravagant buffet spread that topped all others. The 1200 lbs. ice sculpture, created by ice artist Rex Covington of LA Ice Art, measured 7’ long and 5’ tall.  Three sculptures were made for this shoot, which is customary on industry sets in case any are broken, and as it turned out, one was. The massive fragile mermaids were transported as fully completed, 1 piece statues, and 6 men with lifting equipment placed them on set in the backyard of an exquisite mansion in a secluded area of Beverly Hills, California, where the filming took place.   

“These industry jobs are the coolest part of what I do, but spending 2 days on set with all these talented A-list actors can kind of blow your mind if you don’t stay focused,” says Rex Covington of LA Ice Art.

"These industry jobs are the coolest part of what I do, but spending 2 days on set with all these talented A-list actors can kind of blow your mind if you don't stay focused."

Rex Covington

Owner/Artist

The Los Angeles based ice sculpture company located in Inglewood specializes in film and TV shoots and has recent credits that include: TV series “Jane the Virgin”, National commercial for “Dodge” of an antique car, and personal appearances by Rex Covington on “Storage Wars” and a “CDW” commercial with Charles Barkley and Marshall Bell.

Website, Laiceart.com has over 100 photos of ice sculptures for all occasions including weddings, luges, and ice bars displays. As the leading provider of ice sculptures for events in Los Angeles and beyond for over 25 years, they are delighted to quote and serve everyone who wants to add elegance and fun to their event.

For more information, contact: Rex Covington  cell 323 578-4244, rexiceman@aol.com


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Tags: Hollywood, Ice sculpture, Johnny Depp, LA Ice Art, Mortdecai, Rex Covington


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