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Snowdecahedron

Snowdecahedron

Best snow art I've ever seen. And Wonderment has seen some good stuff: penis, AT-AT, more penis. (Ok, we like the little boy stuff.) But we also like math, and this snowdecahedron is one stylish geometric form plopped right in the middle of the sidewalk in Porter Square, Cambridge, Mass. Nice work, sushiesque.

Snowdecahedron

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This is such a simple and refreshing slap in my own face. I wish I had the ability to think differently. But clearly, my mind thinks in known patterns (more than I care to admit)...like round snowmen and all the nice snow cliches.

Porter Square. I bet these are MIT nerds. Kudos to them. They have a bright future.

I can hardly make a snowball that doesn't fall apart half way through the air. This is brilliant work and so much harder than it looks! I guess I'll stick to freezing my bubbles the next time I visit the snow, a bit more up my alley...

i like that it's inconveniently blocking the sidewalk.

At the risk of sounding like a dick, it's bugging me that the top is not level. It's like they did all this work and got so far, then gave up just before the finishing touches. They're an inch and a half away from something great.

really, I don't think they are an inch and a half away from something great. The sculpture its self is a feat , which makes it great, and the fact it blocks the walkway is a bonus. :)

This is a cool snow creation. However, I agree with Bryan. Maybe it is the MFA getting in the way. Too much analysis. If this were mine, I would photoshop the top flat. A fantastic shape this large NEEDS to be clean.
Still, props to whoever made it!!

photoshop cheating!!! but yes ... I want perfect, clean planes...

Bryan, thanks for saying what I was thinking, and yes while a bit of photoshopping would have solved the problem after the fact, it would have completely taken away from the legitimacy of the creation. It's just that the bottom planes are SO PERFECT...

The creation is the sculpture. We are now removed from the creation, and are being presented with the sculpture, which is is the form of a photo. We can only evaluate the photo. What it shows us is that the top plane is not working. Since the artist cannot have us walk around the sculpture to feel better about it, the responsibility rests on the artist to maximize the presentation of this single photo. Therefore, photoshop is not cheating (as long as the artist does it). Of course this brings up art school arguments about intention and process, blah blah blah.
In the end, this photo is the one impression out there, so photoshop is fair game!

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