Ice shark dominates Michigan lawn

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Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA TODAY) - At least one person is happy for a fierce winter: Stephen Garcia, a snow sculptor.

"It's really depressing when the sun comes out," he says with a laugh. "I curse it. The sun is my enemy."

All around his house, Garcia creates art from piles of snow. This year, a giant snow shark with gaping red mouth dominates his front lawn. It looks like his "girlfriend when she's yelling," he said.

Garcia puts in many hours of his free time making snow art on his lawn. He says it is hard work, but it gives him pleasure.

"Mostly just to see people laughing and liking it," he says. "I like to see people get excited by it."

Over the years, Garcia has entertained his neighbors with snow dinosaurs, crocodiles, a fluorescent tiger and a surfing rabbit.

Watch the video to see more of Garcia's process.

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