(CNN Newsource) - While the snow and ice storms sweeping across the nation are a nightmare for many, it's ideal weather for one Pennsylvania artist.
That's because his medium is ice sculpture and his art is now a tourist attraction.
"I'm one of the only ones who loves the 10 degrees," said T.J. Stellar.
On Stellar's property on Memorial Rd. in Schnecksville sits a magnificent ice tree that stands over 25 ft. tall.
"Everybody loves it. I have people drive by two, three times a day sometimes," said Stellar.
The tree, which is lit at night, has become a tourist stop. And the history of the glistening tree dates back to the 1960s.
"It all started with my great-grandfather and when he was going up in his township," said Stellar. "Water was part of your taxes and then they instituted a water tax and he said… "Alright, if you're going to charge me to use water… I'm going to use water."
His great-grandfather started piling sticks and spraying it down with water, creating a visual protest to the water tax.
The tradition continues as Stellar took over in 2010.
He says it starts by creating a teepee and filling it with a brush and sprays it down. It's a tradition he has no intention of ending.