Sculpture brings smiles outside of Madison County Highway office
WAMPSVILLE — A metal snowman sculpture is bringing smiles to passersby outside the Madison County Highway Department in Wampsville.
The nearly six-foot tall art piece was created by Shane Nodine, from Oneida. Nodine is a welder for the Madison County Highway Department and has been with the county for three years.
The statue consists of a variety of scrap metal parts from the county’s weld shop, including truck wheels, plow springs, a pale top, a can, and rebar.
Nodine said of his creation, “I made it in the past week or so from old truck parts that were going out to scrap. The only thing new on him is the paint and the scarf, which was knitted by Denise here in the highway office.”
Nodine said he first made a wreath hanger to help with office decorations, and then he thought there should be a little something more. “So I asked Joe (F. Joseph Wisinski, Madison County Highway Superintendent) if I could make a snowman, and he said yeah, as long as it was from scrap and I had time.
“My biggest hope is that it puts a smile on someone’s face that may need it this holiday season,” he shared.
The snowman is located outside the Madison County Highway Department office on North Court Street.
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