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Iowa man’s snow shark sculpture becomes a local tourist attraction

Jan. 16 (UPI) — An Iowa man’s yard is attracting schools of visitors from across the area after he built a 20-foot-long shark sculpture out of snow.

Carlos Maldonado, a sculptor and owner of Carlos Maldonado Artwork in Iowa City, created the 5.5-foot-tall great white shark sculpture from snow with help from his two sons.


“I looked up snow sculptures, I didn’t really want to do anything plain,” Maldonado told Iowa’s News Now. “When I saw a shark online, I figured I could do that. So, I gave it shot and this is what we ended up with.”

He said it took about 4 1/2 hours to sculpt the shark and another hour and a half to color it with watered-down acrylic paint the following day.

Maldonado’s photos of his artwork posted online led to an influx of visitors wanting to take photos with the snow shark.

“My fiancĂ© had seen this online on Facebook and we just thought it was a really good idea to bring our kids out to be able to see what creativity and what they can really do with snow,” visitor Anastasia Morton said. “It will be a very good memory for my kids.”

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