On a previous Christmas party in the office we’ve had a contest which they called “Do you want to build a snowman?” We were given one small and one big styrofoam spheres (2 inches and 5 inches in diameter, respectively) and unlimited toothpicks. In an attempt to be different from everyone else I decided to make a face out of nirvana – those “X” eyes with a wavy mouth, a typical portrait of a sabog or fucked-up individual. Not to mention that I also love this grunge band way back then up to now.
For its body, my imagination was to draw a jacket like Santa’s. And finally the way I wanted to present this was to to put the head to the side to make it look like its holding its decapitated head with a still-fucked-up look on its face.
I really sucked on drawing the jacket, the bloody neck and drawing altogether but I think this was the most unique snowman that ever was – at least for me. They’d be blown away for sure, those were my thoughts at that time.
When the judges came all they commented was that they thought I was some sort of a minimalist compared to the others who turned their balls into fancy, stupid looking characters – Batman, Doraemon, an Indian Chief among others.
I was about to tell them that the head was a symbol of the band Nirvana and that it is holding its decapitated head but I held back for fear of them thinking I was one scary freak with a freak mind and a freaky snowman on hand.
They still figured I was without telling them, I guess. I never won the contest.