Dec 06 2010

Amazing Art of Snow Sculpture


Last week, we had a roundup of snow photography and have mentioned that winter is not a season to be underestimated. There are people who are eager and can hardly wait for the first snowstorm to hit. As you will see in today’s post, there is a lot one can do with snow — welcome to the art of snow sculpture!
Harbin 2010

Crazy Acorns

61st Sapporo Snow Festival

Snow Sculpture, Harbin

The World’s Largest Snow Sculpture

Davy Jones

Snow Sculpture – Man on Horse

Lady Liberty in Harbin, China

Giraffe Snow Sculpture

Northeast China-Harbin

Speed Skater

Sapporo Snow Festival


Old Man Winter

Harley “Hog” Snow Sculpture

Sapporo Snow Festival

Harbin 2010

Harbin 2010

Harbin 2010

Harbin 2010

L’hiver en nord

Snow Shell



King of Pop

Big One

Sapporo Snow Festival

61st Sapporo Snow Festival

‘Peace’ Snow Scupture – Sapporo


Sapporo Snow Festival

Snow & Ice

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

Snow Festival


Sapporo Snow Festival



Hokkaido Ice Dinosaurs

It was made by snow!!

Whistler Mountain Snow Sculpture – Olympic


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Comments and Discussions
  • Sunalini, 06 December 2010

    Really “COOL” art :)

  • Juggling Mike, 06 December 2010

    There is some serious talent in these sculptures!

    One of them is not made of snow though. The one called “Serious Snow” is an actual sculpture in Montreal called “La Foule illuminée”.ée_1.jpg

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes, 06 December 2010

    this is absolutely awesome!! And in Sunalini’s words yes very cool art :D

  • Rebecca, 06 December 2010

    Those are amazing. The details are particularly impressive.

  • lizardrinking, 07 December 2010

    Thank you for including my photo of the Davy Jones sculpture at the Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri (Snow festival) in Japan. It was impressive and the whole atmosphere was a lot of fun. However, it is a shame I never got up to Sapporo or across to China – those are some really amazing sculptures!

  • Vivek Parmar, 08 December 2010

    amazing collection of snow sculpture. thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Anna Z, 09 December 2010

    These snow sculptures are all magnificent. Beautiful art made of out nature.

  • Christie Bella, 11 December 2010

    amazing stunning- and, just as every medium has its own distinct & special properties, there are those which are unique to snow/ice that make for beautifully whimsical sculptures- they glisten & sparkle in the sun- with the rays playing with & bouncing off of their form – then in the shade of evening or night they still glisten, but with a magical veil of opalescent sheen.

    The blank stark white-ness creates such an interesting dynamic- it’s awesome — Presented to us in this way- blanketed under a coating of bare white nothingness; devoid of the distraction of even a single color- there is that sense of sparkling, gleaming purity already mentioned- but each sculpture, regardless of subject- be it Mickey or Buddha- also seems to possess this, almost deep, heavy, esoteric quality- but I also can’t help but feel a sort of sadness too- like they are frozen- literally and figuratively(!) haha- paused in this blank, empty moment- it’s hard to pinpoint- whimsical, yet mysterious, yet…sad haha. Lovely no less. Loved this feature ^ ^*

  • Nik, 12 December 2010

    AAG (awesome, amazing, great)

  • tutindex, 13 December 2010

    Thank you! Really amazing! I’ve shared it in Facebook!

  • Curtis Scott, 13 December 2010

    Stunning, I hope to try one of these this year if we get another crazy winter like last year!

  • Kyriakos, 16 December 2010

    amazing! this is art!

  • Trancerapid Photography, 21 December 2010

    Wow, there are amazing sculptures inside.
    Thanks for sharing…really fantastic and sometimes unbelieveable big!!


  • ibrahim mansour, 25 December 2010

    wow, its very great and very enjoyable. amazing .
    People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.

  • leaf carving art, 28 December 2010

    Wow,how did they do that?It’s amazing.

  • Mike, 11 January 2011

    Brilliant collection!

  • Ahmed, 04 February 2011

    Great work and thanks for sharing.
    I wonder what they mix in snow to keep these structures standing in sun.

  • Alex, 15 March 2011

    This is very nice.But I found a lot of great sculptures at and I think that they are very very great.

  • John W, 02 June 2011

    This is simply amazing stuff…

  • Mark, 22 September 2013

    Hi, I read your blogs on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

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