I read about the 1999 Vermont
State Snow Sculpture Competition in Seven Days - Burlingtons Weekly
Arts and Entertainment Guide. It was under the call to artists
section. I called and they sent me an application form. I asked my friends
Genese Grill and Adrian Tans to be on my team. They both
I dont have any pictures of the first snow sculpture we made,
but I remember eating breakfast that morning with Adrian and Genese
and drawing the idea out on a napkin. We were at the Oasis diner. The
Penny Cluse was not yet to be.
I drew out a woman lounging on a big tortoise. She was supposed to be
riding the big tortoise into the lake. I wanted to hint at some sort
of mythology, yet come close to none.
I had some borrowed shovels, some ice cream scoops and some tools I
had bought from the dollar store.
We came in second, winning the Mayors Award. The first place team,
who had won a trip to the National Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin,
for some reason, did not want to go.
I said, Heck... well go!
And we did...