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Team Name:  The Loafers

Sculpture Title:  Bird in Hand

Artist Statement:  We're pretty simple, or Loafers when it comes to describing why we do what we do. So we wanted to challenge ourselves with doing a human sculpture.  We are starting with a hand. By adding a bird we are staying closer to our comfort zone.

Team Members:

Shane Smith - " After graduating high school I attended Central Michigan University where I  received an art degree. Through a series of adventures, I landed in San Francisco, California far from my Michigan home. In the early years I focused primarily on jewelry and lighting. I survived about 2 years in the San Francisco area before finding my way back to my home state of Michigan. I spent a few years in Michigan pursuing the art fair scene before shifting my creativity toward woodworking and signage.  I began as Stepladder Studios in approximately 1995."

Rebecca Smith - I am a senior at Shepherd High School in Shepherd, Michigan. I am involved in musical theater, choir, and soccer. This is my second year participating in snow carving competitions. I enjoy watercoloring and reading during my free time.

Chloe Smith - Hi! My name is Chloe, I'm a rookie snow carver who got sucked into a competition last year with my twin sister and my dad. We sculpted a mom rhino and a baby rihno in honor of the new baby rihno, Jaali at John Ball Zoo. I love art, music, soccer, cross country, but snow sculpting stretches my creative muscles.


Team Michigan is Proudly Sponsored by:


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