When I look back to August 18th 2004, I see that as a defining moment in my career in the arts. I was still working a full-time job as an automotive technician for a major American manufacturer when I received a request from the City of Revere Parks and Recreation department. They requested I build a large sand castle as a feature attraction at Revere Beach, for Celebrate Revere Day. I had been operating my Business Fitzysnowman Sculpting for a few years, part-time at that point but this was my largest single commission to date. The castle took 2 full days to build with the help of family and a few friends. It was over 12 feet tall and weighed in at a whopping 12 tons! Celebrate Revere Day closed with a spectacular fireworks display captured in this photo. The castle caught the attention of Revere Beach Partnership President Christian Scorzoni who requested that we design a world-class event for the following year.
For 2005 we returned with a lineup of artists that were the who’s who of the professional sand sculpting world. The event was only 3 days long and featured 8 of the best sand sculptors in the world at that time. The inaugural event attracted over 100,000 spectators over 3 days plus a live feed nationally on NBC’s Today Show.
By 2006 I was so busy with Fitzysnowman Sculpting that I had to quit my day job. Over 12 years later a lot has changed and Fitzysnowman Sculpting is now Fitzysnowman Studios. I specialize in 3D chalk side-walk art, graphics and decals. I also continue my work in sand sculpting, creating hundreds of unique sculptures each year. In addition I offer live pumpkin carving performances and of course Fitzysnowman would not be the same with out our legendary snow and ice sculptures. Never underestimate the importance of one project. It could be the stepping stone for your entire career.