SUMMIT COUNTY — What a difference 24 hours makes. Wednesday, there were only rough outlines and shadowy shapes. Today, finite angles, curves and lines started to appear from the great blocks of snow lined up outside the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.
A massive reindeer head carved by a Chinese team as part of their Happy Herder sculpture; a group of western chorus frogs taking shape under the skilled hands of a team of Idaho artists; a powerful hand, two fingers spread in the universal gesture of peace … or in this case “Victory,” as depicted by the Lithuanian team to express the fragility of victory and the need to keep fighting for what has been gained.
Art and mountain culture can transcend political and ideological boundaries, and the 2010 Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships are a living expression of those ideals.
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