Date Added: Feb. 25, 2002
A picture is worth a thousand words... or in this case, a thousand forwards! This incredibly touching ice sculpture has been forwarded far and wide. Unfortunately, most versions fail to give validating informaiton, leading many to wonder if it is real or a fabrication.
Subject: FW: ice sculpture-- WOW!!! please share.
THIS IS AN ICE SCULPTURE CREATED BY A WOMAN IN TIMMINS, ONTARIO THIS YEAR FOR THE WINTER CARNIVAL. SHE CREATES ONE EVERY YEAR AND WINS. DO YOU WONDER WHY? PLEASE PASS ON TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED. IT IS A MUST SEE!
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The ice sculpture pictured was featured at the South Porcupine-Porcupine Winter Carnival, held February 7-10 in Timmins Ontario. The picture was posted on the Timmins web site, and has since been circulated to hundreds of people.
The sculpture is the work of Darlene Racicot, a long-time resident of South Porcupine, Ontario. She based her work on an e-mailed picture she received of a FDNY fireman resting at ground zero, with the angel digitally edited in.
"It was so touching," Racicot told the Timmins Daily Press. "It really moved me when I saw the picture. I thought maybe it would have the same impact on people if I did it three dimensionally"
Timmins officials and the Daily Press have been inundated for requests to identify the sculptor. Racicot has been blown away by the response the sculpture has earned. Responding to numerous requests, she gave the Daily Press permission to print her name, address and e-mail address for people to contact her. Refer to the Daily Press article linked above for that information.