Snow Sculpting @ Ham Lake Snow Bowl 2018 (Ham Lake, MN)

Preliminary Sketches and 3D Modeling This process started 2 weeks before the competition.  The idea was to create something that had a high likelihood of collapse in order to learn for future designs.  The symbolism of the fox is representative of my current path in life.  I’ve also had multiple intersections with fox during the…

Avila Beach Sand Sculptures March 2017

Late March, 2017.  I took time again to visit my favorite beach town.  Avila Beach, California – San Luis Obispo County.  I’ve now made it a goal to visit every 6 months.. I set tough goals for myself.  The Spring visit feels a little rusty after being frozen in at my Minnesota home.  I had…

Team JAO 2017 Loppet Snow Sculpture Competition entry

February 4th, 2017.  Theodore Wirth Park – Minneapolis. A week after my successful sculpt at the St. Paul Winter Carnival Amateur Snow Sculpture Competition I was excited about the Loppet event.  3 hours shorter (5 hours) and a couple cubic feet larger (4’x4’x8′) and working alone – I knew this was going to be a…

My 1st (Amateur) Snow Sculpture Contest Experience

January 28th, 2017 0730 hrs A chilly, overcast morning inside the front doors of the MN State Fair Grounds.  I pulled up with my truck full of tools and my newly adopted sidekick.  The next 8 hours dedicated to carving my name into the snow. The contest began with a preformed rectangular block of hardened…