First Night 2007, Boston, Boston Common
"Oystermen", a celebration of our coastal shell fishing heritage on scenic Cape Cod. New England fishermen haul the daily catch; rough seas hamper the harvest; a hurried boat captain holds to the oars. Nauset lighthouse beacons in the distance while gulls scream overhead for quick meal - perhaps a few seals appear interested in the incredibly delicious bivalves - the setting sun reveals an amber and violet skyline, reminding the fisherman its time to return home.
Size: 175 blocks of ice, 24 tons of ice, 22 feet tall, 27 feet deep, 42 feet wide
Climate: Relative cold in PM 3 days, 2 days in the 40's