Bill was invited to compete in Houston, TX in January 2011. There were 7 carvers, each with 6 clear blocks of ice and one WHITE block of ice. The white block had to be part of the design and each carver had 6 hours to complete their sculpture.
They say everything is bigger in Texas! But maybe not the judges sense of humor! We thought a toilet was a hilarious way to incorporate the white block. The piece was named "Privacy Please".
It didn't win, but we felt like winners having completed the design in sunny 60 degree conditions! (I say we, loosly - I was Bill's helper for the first time ever!) We walked back to see how the carving was holding up and were pleased to see it was still standing in all of its glory 6 hours later! We loved hearing the mixed reactions from the people walking by!
Wish we won, but had a great time seeing this design come to life! C'mon, it's hilarious!