When it arrives, snow blankets our world. It muffles the noise. It promises fun. It conjures memories. It evokes a sense of calm. It fills children with excitement. It creates a sense of wonder.
Depending on our location, snow can either be a way of life or a rare experience. Depending on our language there might be a great need to describe snow or barely any need at all. It’s been said that the Inuit have over 50 words for snow and that the Scots have over 420! Snow has various meanings for various cultures. The white appearance of snow often symbolizes youth and innocence. Some see it as a new beginning. Others as a conclusion. For many, snow ushers in a season of celebration, of time spent with family and friends.
A few fun facts about snow … some you might know, others you might not …
- Snow isn’t actually white. It’s translucent and the white look comes from how each snowflake reflects light
- No two snowflakes are alike. They all have 6 sides or arms, but each is just as unique as we are
- Snowflakes travel between 1-9 mph. On average, it takes a snowflake about an hour to reach the ground
- It’s never too cold for snow to fall. Yet it can also fall in temperatures as high as 50 degrees
- Snow is a great insulator. It can be up to 100 degrees warmer inside an igloo than outside
- At Sorrel Sky Gallery you can find snow that never melts!
Whether in jewelry, paintings, photography, or sculpture, Sorrel Sky artists are telling stories inspired by snow. Through their art, these snow stories never melt. This year, bring some snow that never melts into your life.
Be sure to reach out to our team of art advisors with any questions about the works seen in this blog. We’d love to see you in the gallery, where you can enjoy these amazing pieces of snow art in person.