This bright, ornate Jim Shore Snowman Figurine Holding a Snowball is an updated, stylized version of a timeless classic. The snowmanwith his coal eyes, carrot nose and top hatis bundled up in a purple scarf, but below that purple scarf is a unique, red-and-green block pattern. Much like a patterned quilt, this design is an unmistakable Jim Shore signature. The lower part of the snowman's body is also etched with a fantastical pine tree landscape, featuring a snowy homestead, a miniature snowman and a reindeer, all snuggled against a snowy backdrop. A snowball rests in the snowman's armlifted jubilantly and poised to throwand defines the title of the piece, "Snowy Wonders." This remarkable figurine makes a wonderful addition to any seasonal tabletop décor and bears the mark of Jim Shore's unique, artistic sensibility.
A born storyteller, Jim Shore draws inspiration from his rural South Carolina upbringing and an abiding fascination with the intricate design of patchwork quilts. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him to appreciate the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Receiving a degree in business, Jim originally supported his young family as an engineer and honed his skills as a painter and sculptor in his spare time. Today, Jim sculpts full-time and continues to expand his world of charming characters. His whimsical animals and seasonal figurines recall the rich, hand carved textures of traditional folk art and tell his heartwarming, down-home tales.
• Playful Snowman Table Statue by Jim Shore • Features exquisite landscape detail • Snowman holds up a snowball, poised to throw • Design highlights classic folk quilting and rosemaling • Crafted of stone resin