CAN YOU FIND BO?
Remember the grade-school art of snowflake making? Most of us do. But Dr. Thomas Clark, a physician with the University of Michigan Health Services, experienced a deprived childhood. For some reason, he never cut a single snowflake as a kid growing up in Mason, Mich.
So two years ago, when Clark learned from a health services secretary how to create a lacy six-point design, he developed the passion of a convert. Soon Clark had progressed to representational designs; today the health services offices are buried under a blizzard of paper snowflakes, many of them depicting Michigan football or winter sports scenes. "As far as I know, this is unique," says Clark of his m�tier. His flakes will be formally exhibited next month in the university's Horace H. Rackham Building. If you study the patterns shown here, you can find some classic Clark designs: a dog team and sled, figure skaters, even Bo Schembechler in his trademark shades. Look closely—no two Bo flakes are alike. The fourth flake is a self-portrait of the artist, busily at work.