Team Name: The Windy City Snowmen
Sculpture Title: 2020
Artist Statement: The Snowmen wanted to highlight perhaps the most famous artist from Illinois, the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Mr. Wright commissioned this sculpture in 1898 from artist Richard Bock to sit at the entry of his studio on Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. We thought the piece was a wonderful representation of the year we’ve all just been through. The work is a picture of stress and forbearance. The figure seems hunkered down, waiting for the pandemic and political strife to end, hoping for better times ahead.
- Kim McCombs (Captain) - Retired golf pro. With the Snowmen for 12 years. Private sculptor in clay.
- Mike Dillon - Member of the Snowmen for 12 years. Veteran of many art shows.
- Juan Zelaya - Member of the Snowmen for six years. Winner of 2019 straw sculpture championship.