SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A local artist tried to test her abilities by creating something that would stop people in their tracks using snow.
Last Saturday, after the snow storm hit Springfield, Kimberly Frazier decided to try making a snow sculpture. The night before, she made a pile of snow in preparation for the project.
In previous years, she made normal snowmen with her sons, and later with her grandchildren.
“This year, I had nobody around… It took me about 3 hours. I had gone online and wanted something to inspire or just put a smile on someone’s face walking past. Frazier said. She said she considered doing a snow dragon or a dolphin, but ended up finding a photo of a couple. She used this image as a reference.
Although she is a painter and seamstress, she has never tried sculpture before. However, her mother used to make elaborate carvings, so she thought she’d give it a shot.
“I’m more of a creative and artistic type, but it really surprised me that it turned out like this,” Frazier says.
After posting photos of the sculpture online, more and more people gave him feedback on his art. She said traffic would come to a halt as people took pictures on the road, and a woman online told her it moved her to tears.
“Art is there to give and to feel, and I’m glad everyone felt a lot of it because today, more than anything, putting a smile on someone’s face or making them happy, even for a moment, worth a million dollars,” says Frazier.
For the full interview, watch the video above.