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Metal Cone Breaks the Ice Cream Mold

(LE MARS) -- He says he's a vanilla guy, but Terry Utesch encourages you to pretend his artwork is whatever flavor of ice cream you prefer.
In mid-August, a nearly 6 foot tall, 300 pound steel ice cream cone joined it's partiotic fiber glass companion at the intersection of 8th and Central Avenue in Le Mars.  It's creator, Terry Utesch, says that he orginally created it about 3 years ago to potentially sell as a fundraiser to benefit the Chamber.  That didn't work out, but now the city of Le Mars is reaping the benefits of a new piece of public art.Utesch says he had no problems designing the base of the cone, but the dip of ice cream was a challenge.

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A self proclaimed dabbler, Terry says he constantly has a few peices he's working on at home.

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Terry doesn't keep his art for himself and says most of his work is given away to friends and family.

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Right now Terry is making an airplane for his grandkids and another project is one that he's been working on for 12 years.  It's an artistic piece featuring the "Hand of Christ" that's four times bigger than a person! He said he keeps all his plans in his head.

Terry Utesch's metal ice cream cone art can be seen at the intersection of 8th and Central, and he says that he hopes that people enjoy it as they walk or drive by.

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