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"Snow Artist" Makes The Most Patriotic Snow Sculptures You'll Ever See

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If you're from one of the many parts of the country that sees snow in the winter, chances are you're more likely to roll your eyes at the fluffy white stuff than you are get excited by it. Once you're no longer 7, snow is usually more of an inconvenience than something to play with.

Unless, of course, you're Rick Horton.

Horton lives in Indiana, so he sees his fair share of snowfall. For over 20 years, he's turned the snow into his own personal muse, creating beautiful works of art with it.

If you've been following any of the weather reports recently, it's been a snowy year already. Indiana recently got walloped with a big snowfall, which meant it was time for Horton to go to work.

You can’t really tell how much it was snowing and how hard the wind was blowing in this picture. I just dressed warm and...

Posted by The Snow Artist on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Better known on Facebook as "The Snow Artist", Horton keeps his thousands of fans updated as to his latest creation. This time he was working on something to get any American's blood pumping: a bald eagle.

Horton created a giant, 9-ft eagle sculpture that is impressively detailed. The icon of our great country made a patriotic figure on his front yard. Unfortunately, after the weather warmed up, his great eagle crumbled.

Not to be deterred, Horton came up with an even better idea.

How about this pair!😀😀😀😀 Here’s the story. The big eagle broke in two and fell over before I got to paint it. I used...

Posted by The Snow Artist on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Horton said he spent over 9 hours in a blizzard turning the remains of his giant eagle into two bald eagles. These ones were able to stand the test of time so far, allowing Horton to paint them their natural colors.

The stunning creations got noticed in a big way. His original post was shared thousands of times and his story even got picked up by major news outlets.

For those of you in central Indiana; I will be on WTHR Channel 13 News at 6pm and 11pm this evening if you’re...

Posted by The Snow Artist on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Local and national news outlets have been raving about Horton's snowy skills. The humble artist doesn't appear to have let the popularity go to his head though.

Hi everybody !! Just want to thank you all for the kind comments!! I read every one of them and it warms my heart. You guys are the reason that I continue to create these snowy gems!

Posted by The Snow Artist on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

While his eagles are magnificent and much of his other work is equally notable, Horton shared some of his....less than stellar creations.

This is the sculpture that started it all. It was 1997. The only reason I made this was because I was a huge fan of The...

Posted by The Snow Artist on Friday, January 18, 2019

It's amazing to see how far he's come. We look forward to his next great work of art!

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