Snowman Jenga Final Version and Artist Statement

by | Feb 6, 2015 | Artwork #1: Score, Projects

Take your friends outside to build a snowman. Note- make sure the man has a bottom, middle, and a head.

Make sure to give the snowman a big, happy smile.

Pour red snow cone syrup onto the snowman.

With a spoon, try to eat the snowman from the middle and bottom, without letting his head fall to the ground.

Whoever takes the bite that causes the head to fall is the loser.


Place a hat on the snowman’s head, and play not until the head falls but until the hat falls. In this version, you may eat the head.

If there is no snow with which to make a snowman, you may make a mud man. Do not eat him.


Artist’s Statement:

I first got the idea for this score when I was walking around in the snow with some friends, and one of them began to eat some of the snow. I found this to be really gross, since the snow was dirty with salt and dirty and other city gook. I then was thinking of a way to make the snow less disgusting, and thought it would be fun to use that concept for my score. My friends thought eating a snowman was a bit morbid, so I decided to make it more so by adding red flavoring (to look like blood) and making it a game to keep the snowman’s head from falling off. I added the bit about the mud man while watching Avatar: the Last Airbender, thinking it would be a funny addition, and I added the part with the hat while thinking about Celia’s hats, as a less morbid and more comical version of the game.