Artist battles cold temperatures to hand-mould a 10-foot snow angel

An ice effort! Artist spends four hours battling bitterly cold temperatures to hand-mould a 10-foot snow angel in Worcestershire

  • Ed Elliott, 35, risked frostbite to create the 10ft-wide sculpture in Worcestershire 
  • He spent four hours sculpting stunning angel with only his hands and a knife 
  • He said: ‘I was snowed in and feeling like a child I wanted to play in the snow’ 

An artist spent four hours battling bitterly cold temperatures to hand-mould a 10-foot heavenly sculpture out of snow.   

Ed Elliott, 35, risked frostbite to create the 10ft-wide divine figure on top of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire.

He spent four hours sculpting the stunning angel with only his hands and a small knife to carve the wings after heavy snowfall on Sunday.

He said: ‘I was snowed in and feeling like a child I wanted to play in the snow and make an angel.

Ed Elliott, 35, risked frostbite to create the 10ft-wide divine figure on top of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire

‘When I went back to photograph it the next day in the sunlight I realised it was eight years to the day I made my first snow angel.

‘This one probably took three or four hours but I completely ran out of time when I was sculpting it in the dark.

‘I went back the next morning to get a decent photograph because all of them were black.

‘There were bright blue skies and gorgeous sunshine and I got a really good result. I was really happy with it.

‘There have been pictures from families with children sitting underneath the wings. It has been really lovely to see that.

He spent four hours sculpting the stunning angel with only his hands and a small knife to carve the wings after heavy snowfall on Sunday

‘It was nice to get out in the snow, build something and let people have the moment of finding it.

‘As an artist I’m used to experimenting with different materials and snow was very different to carving wood.

‘I did it all with my hands and used a small knife for the details like the feathers on the wings. They took a while to thaw out.

He said: ‘I was snowed in and feeling like a child I wanted to play in the snow and make an angel’

‘The snow is so tangible but obviously impermanent and had begun to melt away by the following afternoon.

‘But makes it more special for the people who did get to experience it specially at a hard time like this.

‘I think a lot of people were hoping to see something from me in the snow and were amazed to see the angel on their dog walks or daily activity.

‘It was really satisfying to make something in that special environment out of natural materials that will last for a short length of time.’

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