By CBS3 Staff

UNION COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — A New Jersey man made the most of the recent snowfall by turning it into a work of art. There’s no need to travel to Washington, D.C. to see one of the most iconic monuments.

A 14-foot snow sculpture of the Lincoln Memorial now stands outside of a home in Cranford, New Jersey.

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This piece of art is a labor of love for Robert Schott.

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He says it took him 60 hours to make the masterpiece.

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It’s hard to tell if the snow sculpture will last long enough for Abraham Lincoln’s actual birthday this Friday, Feb. 12.