It's time for a road trip to see an incredible snow sculpture. They're about a 3-hour trip from Cedar Rapids, in Rockford, Illinois. They're created by Fran Volz.

The first sculpture created by Fran caught people's eye after it seemed like it popped up overnight. Everyone was like wait, where did this amazing creation come from? Fran did it all himself after his snow sculpting team couldn't compete in the city's annual snow sculpting competition.

This was his first sculpture:

Our first snow of the season...only 1-1/2". But the weather was perfect: highs 28°F, cloudy all week!

Posted by Fran Volz on Friday, January 8, 2021

But every mermaid needs a fish friend right? That's when Fran added this colorful sculpture.

One for the kids....a snow sculpture in living color! 😃

Posted by Fran Volz on Friday, January 29, 2021

But since then, there's been a ton more snow, which means it's time for some new sculptures. This time, it's just in time for Lent.

Just finished this snow sculpture in Rockford Illinois. 8 feet tall.

Posted by Fran Volz on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

8 FEET TALL! How incredible is that? Someone asked Fran a while ago how he gets started making these sculptures and he said how he makes the snow into uniformed blocks, and then he chips away at them until they're made into his sculptures.

Here's what that process looks like -

Posted by Fran Volz on Friday, January 8, 2021

The sculptures are created at 1103 N Church St, Rockford IL. And Fran encourages the public to stop by and check out his work. Take some pics, say hi to Fran if he's out there, and be inspired by all the snow.


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