As usual Walter, you dodge the point made with what your perceive to be a droll and sophisticated reply.
Irrespective of the origins of whatever clown likened it to the Venus de Milo, it clearly is not a facsimile unless naked breasts and an absence of arms are all that matters.
But that's the dodge.
The preponderance of posts on this thread focus not on whether or not the snow sculpture looks like the Venus de Milo or is even "art," but how puritanical and provincial the people who objected to are.
Ha ha --- those sexually constipated dolts who objected to frozen tits on their neighbor's lawn! How American --- ha ha!
Now I've no doubt you and others will decry this post as paranoid overreaction.
Perhaps it is, but ask yourselves if you don't actually believe what I've accused you of.
Again, surely there are European mores you and Thomas would defend in the face of American dismissal.
Not a reason why you shouldn't scoff at perceived American peccadilloest, but certainly a reason why you should not be so smug when you do so.
As for the Americans who play lap dog to the Europeans on subjects like this, are you enjoying your self administered milk-bones?