Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Syracuse Slowdown Blowdown Snowdown Lowdown Showdown
Calvin, in his infinite 7-year-old wisdom called it a slowdown, blow-down, showdown. It was a Lipe Art Park on the near west side across the way from the Delevan Gallery and a place where many local artists have installed work.
There were plenty of shovels and with a little encouragement, a wide-variety of forms emerged from the snow: boats, monters, snow-bots, hands, a beach scene, and the "spirit of Syraucse (see below).
Brendan's snow bot. He's now officially the Syracuse Artist in Residence.
The hand, with thumb-up optimism. It has become part of the city's vernacular: "Upstate is for Optimists." How else could you deal with this much snow?
Here's my favorite sculpture from the day's festive and friendly competition:
The Spirit of Syracuse: