Team Australia first competed in the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships in 2010, when a prominent feature of their sculpture – a tall, top-heavy lamppost – challenged gravity. In 2013, they’ll compete with the sculpture Emu Egg, “a symbol of the delicate beauty and astounding strength found everywhere in nature.”
Follow the team’s progress throughout the 2013 competition via this blog post or see it first-hand Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013 in Breckenridge, Colo. Learn more about the event and see a few of the other teams selected for the 2013 International Snow Sculpture Championships.
About Team Australia
According to their bio, Team Australia is composed of an unlikely bunch of Australian sculptors currently living around the world, in cities such as Carbondale, Colo., Melbourne, Australia, and London.
They come together to build impossible-looking sculptures from a short-lived material. “Clearly they have some deeper understanding of the universe – or perhaps they just have a screw loose … ”
The submission also mentions that emus, Australia’s largest bird, share many characteristics with Australian snow sculptors. They go on to describe a few of those traits: emus are curious, opportunistically nomadic, travel very long distances, and grow to height of two meters, among other characteristics. Come January, be on the lookout for some six-foot-tall Aussies in Breckenridge.
Visit GoBreck.com for a full gallery of photos from the 23rd Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships.