Dave is an internationally-acclaimed snow sculptor who travels the globe spreading the gospel of the “winter arts.” He has been snow sculpting for nearly two decades. He started in Alaska, and has sculpted at festivals and competitions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America (yes it snows there too), and Asia. Although decorated with awards, Dave more values the lasting friendships born of artistic and cultural exchange on the snow sculpting circuit. To him, those are worth more than gold, and last far longer than any of his sculptures.
Dave loves sculpting, but he rarely does it solo. Collaboration is extremely rewarding. And Dave cherishes his role as a mentor. He is eager to introduce new sculptors to the medium. In that respect, he is presently working on three exciting snow-related ventures:
- Establishing sculpting teams of indigenous peoples to represent their traditional art and culture in snow.
- Using snow art to engage peoples in conflict within a “peace camp” setting.
- Creating walls of snow for adolescent inner-city graffiti artists to explore winter in a new setting.