Dec 09 2011

A Wintry Collection of Inspired Snow Sculptures

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Every year as winter’s grip takes hold and pours its icy precipitation down upon us, many of us will marvel in the beauty it creates upon the landscape. However, many talented artists look at the snow and ice and see it a bit differently. They see the beauty that can be carved and created from it. There are even annual competitions held around the world where teams of artists come together to sculpt amazing works of art from huge blocks of snow. Move over Frosty, these sculptors are raising the bar year after year with their creations.

So with winter moving in, we decided that it was time once again to share with our readers some of the amazing work that is being done in this area of temporary sculpture. Below are some truly imaginative pieces that will do more than just catch your eye, they will send waves of inspiration through you. Enjoy this wintry collection of inspired snow sculptures.

Sculpted Snow

Alebrije

Spirit of the Auora

Underwater

Milite Est Vita

Memories From My Youth

The Altar of Quetzalcoatl

Family Reunion

The March of Spring

Swan Song

Sculptures

The Rut

Snowy Egrets

Wings and Ribbon

Hogs on a Hog

Yoshimi

Graceful

Playground

Giant Snow-Baby

Untitled

Community

Blown Away

Skagway

Mermaid

Abstract

Team Vermont

Cubes

WHEEEEEE!!

Speed Skater

Budweiser

Half Pipe

Kettle and Cup

Shells

Himeji Castle (of Japan) in Chicago

‘Roo in a Chair

Mother of a Nation

Snodragon

Snow Park, North China 2

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About the Author

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Rod Salm, 09 December 2011

    Nice to see some from my hometown of Winnipeg from the Festival du Voyageur held each year here in Feb. But what if you don’t have a large box of “made” compacted perfect show to create such pieces with? Why then you just un-earth what’s there. See http://www.deathatyourdoor.com/2011/01/27/instead-of-drawing/ for what you can do with a pile deposited by plows.

    Thanks,
    Rod Salm

  • McKella, 10 December 2011

    This is awesome! This makes my Calvin and Hobbes snowmen look lame!

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