New to the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, team Great Britain-Wales will create The Seven Deadly Sins, a piece depicting caricatures of the seven deadly sins. According to the sculptors, “ENVY is reacting to GREED, LUST is observing PRIDE, and SLOTH and WRATH are both being affected by GLUTTONY.”
See their model below and check back during the event (Jan. 22 – Feb. 3, 2013) for team updates, photos, winners and more. Each team consists of five people: four sculptors and one team representative who is not allowed to sculpt. Read more about the event and check out a few of the other teams selected for the 2013 event.
About team Great Britain-Wales
A group of architectural stone carvers who live and work in south Wales, the team members create snow sculptures in the winter as a hobby.
They have competed as a team in snow sculpting events in Sweden, Russia, and Canada and most recently in 2012 in Italy. They enjoy speed of snow sculpting compared to the stone carving they undertake for work.
Oliver Annaly, original team captain suffered an injury before coming to Breckenridge and new team captain, Jake Savage is ready to lead the team to victory in the 2013 ISSC!
Thomas Kenrick as been a practicing carver/sculpture for 10 years. Kenrick has worked on the “Mytilus Edulus” on Conwy Quay, North Wales and the Cermaes Park project in Cardiff, South Wales, as well as carving in London’s Westminster Abbey and Lincoln Cathedral in north of England.
Will Whitmore trained at The City of Bath College in 2002 and completed an apprenticeship under a Master Mason. Whitmore has worked and exhibited internationally in India, Cambodia and New Zealand. Whitmore has been carving and sculpting for 16 years, most recently completing 7 large poetic carving in Bridgend, South Wales.
James Wheeler has 14 years of experience as stone carver in the South Wales area, and is now a snow carving enthusiast traveling widely in North America.
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