Larger Than Life
No Two Are Alike
Delicately poised in a gentle grip, this snowflake is actually vastly larger-than-life—a contradiction that makes the entire scene seem surreal.
Still Life on Ice
It’s hard to deny a Bigfoot sighting when he’s been erected in packed, frozen snow. Or, as some say, this menacing statue may just be Old Man Winter letting us know summer isn’t coming anytime soon.
From Russia With Love
During the Vasaloppet China Ski Festival, snow is transformed into some of the most iconic buildings in Europe. This Russian-style Orthodox Church is just one of the amazing structures erected at this event, now in its tenth year.
Homage to Picasso
Catalonia-Spain’s team took second place with this piece of (very) modern art in the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships at Breckenridge. Named “Banyista Nua” (Nude Sunbather), this Picasso-style sculpture channels irony with its warm subject matter in such a chilly environment.
At Home in the Snow
You Better Watch Out
House of Cards
Got Anything to Eat?
1,000 Melting Men
Because the difference between snow and ice is actually only the difference between frozen vapor and frozen water, we thought we could sneak in an ice sculpture. One thousand of them, actually: Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo installed 1,000 seated ice men on the steps of Berlin’s concert hall to illustrate the effects of climate change.
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