Liam Flahive has been an ice sculptor in Minnesota since 2004, and a Minnesotan since before he had a choice in the matter.
Snowboarding looked dangerous, so he did this instead.
Every winter he and his team of ice monkeys to create frozen works of interactive art worthy of the North.
He has served as an ice sculpting judge for the St.Paul Winter Carnival since 2014.
During warmer months he puts down his chainsaw and is a commercial photographer until the snow falls again.