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Snow Sculpture

A snow sculpture at the corner of 21st Avenue East and Fourth Street depicts an angel with her arms around weeping children. I was so moved that I had to pull over. Another bystander said this house does a snow sculpture every year but not usually one that makes so many want to stop and take a picture.

16 Comments

Dave P

about 2 years ago

I also choked back tears as I drove past this on 21st Ave. E. today. Well done, Harry Welty.

Tom

about 2 years ago

Yep, Harry Welty is well known for doing a snow sculpture every year. I know he had a big Trojan horse one year. He did one of Obama with the world in his hands a few years ago. He usually creates fun things -- this year's is certainly a bit out of the ordinary in that it is so touching and emotional.

Beverly

about 2 years ago

I saw him out there sometime after 10 p.m. Friday. There were some lanterns lit in the yard, and he was standing on the sidewalk looking back at the house; it seemed like he was planning what to do. Perhaps the sculpture will light up at night? Also, I'm surprised there was enough snow because there didn't seem to be that much on the ground at the time. Does he haul it in?

emmadogs

about 2 years ago

Mr. Welty's snow sculptures are one of my favorite parts of living in my neighborhood. This one is so sad.

Holistic Path

about 2 years ago

I love this. This house has something fun every year, this warms my heart. Duluth is a great city. Love and Light... Christiane

Claire

about 2 years ago

Harry Welty lives near me. As I was driving home last night, I noticed the ice sculpture with candles on it. I was so moved, it was quite lovely. I love his ice sculptures, they are always au courant. And he is a good neighbor.

Dorkus

about 2 years ago

Welty's work is much more productive than any comment, article or news story I have seen regarding this tragedy.

spy1

about 2 years ago

He chose one of the images that haunted me as the news leaked out Friday. [img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/photo-1.jpg[/img]

Claire

about 2 years ago

There was a group of school kids there yesterday after school, paying homage to their fallen comrades in Newtown. It's most lovely at night, when the candles are lit.

duluthsuperiormagazine

about 2 years ago

I'm the web editor for Duluth Superior Magazine and we'd like to repost this on our website. (We'll give full credit of course). Would that be ok? Please email me at robertl@duluthsuperiormagazine.com

jessige

about 2 years ago

Someone left a teddy bear beside it. I thought I was done crying about this. Turns out, no.

in.dog.neato

about 2 years ago

There's an impromptu memorial spreading out in front of the sculpture now.

Claire

about 2 years ago

Every day I walk by it, every day someone has left something there...

ruby2sd4y

about 2 years ago

I blogged on this once I noticed what he was doing with the snow he'd piled up for the first sculpture of this year and shared his previous work as well: Harry's Creations over the years. Kudos Harry.

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