Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snow Sculpture

According to Wikipedia, Snow sculpture is a sculpture form comparable to sand sculpture or ice sculpture in that most of it is now practiced outdoors, and often in full view of spectators, thus giving it kinship to performance art in the eyes of some. The materials and the tools differ widely, but often include hand tools such as shovels, hatchets, and saws. Snow sculptures are usually carved out of a single block of snow about 6 to 15 feet on each side and weighing about 20 - 30 tons. The snow is densely packed into a form after having been produced by artificial means or collected from the ground after a snowfall.

There are a number of international ice and snow sculpting events around the world. In the USA, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival which hosts snow and ice carving competitions is the oldest annual winter carnival in the world, with the first one being held in 1886. The annual Winter Carnival at Michigan Technological University has been a tradition since 1922. The Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado began in 1990.

Some other countries has its own snow sculpting events.

Source of the PHOTO

Source of the Photo Above


Dhemz said...

my gosh....amazing!...pretty impressive...adto ta didto...ehehhe!

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