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The weather started weird and warm and finished up cold and snowy - true to Colorado's nature. Another awesome international competiion - I played foosball with the German guy and we took down team after team!
The was our first foray into the International Scene - huge blocks of snow - 20 tons - the weather was spectacular and we all had an fantastic time learning how to cheers in new languages and making International friends. The Chinese team wowed us all!
The U.S. National Snow Sculpture Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - Jan/Feb 2007. Awesome weather - always a fantastically organized event. We have been coming here for a while now and its like coming home. We came in second!
Adrian's wife was having a baby - so Adrian stayed home this year. Brooke and I decided to go all abstract while he was gone. Our third guy had to cancel in the 11th hour - and switching tickets is not happening anymore, so our back-up guy couldn't go either - so it was just Brooke and I rocking Lake Geneva.
We stuck with the theme of people sculpting people this year and made this woman "Freeing herself from the stone". The arm kept falling off and we had to invent some robes to help hold them up. She didn't exactly end up exactly how we pictured her - there was a lot going on that year - a lot of parties and dinners - more then usual it seemed.
This was a weird weather year - kinda warm. We made a sculpture of ourselves as if we we sculpting each other. Much of the time was spent keeping the sun off the piece - and gathering snow from the sculpture park and packing it back on to the sculpture after it melted off. We came in second in the nation - the first time Vermont has taken home a trophy!
This year there was no snow so they gave us 8 big blocks of ice. Ice is way different then snow, but we just cobbled along and used the tools we had. Crazy! Since it was near Valentine's day we made a woman's head and - inside it - there was a couple dancing - like she was thinking about dancing with her Valentine.
The active Human Cannonball is Number Two - Number One is on the Ground (He missed the X marks the spot landing pillow) The snow/smoke was one of the big unknowns - we all tried patterns out and Brooke - of course - came out with his patented swirly - which everyone commented upon. We came in fifth out of fifteen.
Adrian had been talking about this one for a while - a hand coming out of the tv pointing a remote control at a zoned-out kid. We built Jeremiah - the kid - on a tarp out of blocks carved from the main block and slid him over to his final position the morning of the last day - totally tricky stuff.
This was our first year back to Wisconsin since 2000. We made a little (8 foot tall - 3 ton) hummingbird balanced on a leaf and feeding in a flower. Neil - my work-mate - went with us - his first time sculpting snow. Leslie - who helped us win in 2002 was scared to fly and Brooke - who is now one of the core sculptors - was still in college. We really learned a lot about snow sculpture from the sculptors who recognized us from 2000, and saw that we were 'into it'.
This was a reaction to the times - a giant microscope with the American flag under the slide. It was warm and rainy the beginning of day 2 so we had to cover the piece and wait for night and work all night - when of course it snowed all night. We came in first and won the coveted sculptor's choice award!
If there is one thing that can be garnered by reading all the copy on this site, its that I am a busy bee. I just reorganized the whole site and I ended up with these extra sculpture pics - perhaps they were in galleries before... As long as you enjoy them.
US National Snow Sculpture Competition - 2009. A great time was had by all.