Powdery white. Cold. Lay down in the snow with your arms at your sides and legs together while staring up at the winter sky. Spread your legs. Then swing your arms along the snow until they are at shoulder level. The snow piles up and is pushed away. Standing up and stepping away reveals something similar to a paper cutout or a cookie cutter of an angel.

In the PS1 museum of modern art in Queens, there is a large pile of powdered laundry detergent on the floor. If you look closely, you can see the form of a snow angel embedded into the pile. It is a very nice snow angel; the piece, oddly enough, is entitled "Snow Angel."

When I came into the room where it is located, I did not realize at first that it was an art exhibit, and I accidentally stepped in it. At first I was horrified at what I had done, but I quickly jumped back in and made a new snow angel over the old one. This took about 10 seconds. I walked away, and nobody ever noticed the difference. I guess I just don't understand modern art.

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