WISCONSIN 2 | Block #6
Team Name: Up to Snow Good
Sculpture Title: Gracious Struggle
Artist Statement: Sea turtles have occupied our seas since the time of the dinosaurs. Six of the seven marine species are currently threatened with extinction. Only one of every one thousand hatchlings make it to adulthood. Slaughtered for their eggs, meat, skin and shells, sea turtles suffer from poaching and over exploitation. They also face habitat destruction and accidental capture - known as "bycatch" - in fishing gear.
- Mike Austin (Captain) - Executive director Lighthouse Personal Development (non profit) Sculpting ice since 2008, snow since 2014 Wisconsin state competition 1st 2017, 2nd 2019, 3rd 2020, 2nd &
people's choice 2022. Avid outdoorsman, Master craftsman woodworker.
- Jeffrey Shawhan - Artist from Racine, WI Professor at Concordia University MFA ceramics UW Milwaukee, BFA UW Parkside
- Jim Malkowskii - Retired small business owner. BFA Sculpted many times over the last 20 years at Nationals, Won awards at State, National and International snow sculpting competitions, including 1st place Breckenridge 2022.