NEW YORK, New York (KING) -- Jeremy Mangan grew up in Kent, Washington and is a lifelong Seahawks fan. He went to graduate school in New York, and during his time there, he worked at Okamoto Ice Sculpture Studio in Queens.
These days, the artist lives and paints in Tacoma and also works at the Tacoma Art Museum., but his former boss still looks to him for help when a big job comes along.
"Yeah, he called me in November," said Mangan. "So when he gets a big job, like this, like the Super Bowl and needs more help, he'll call me."
The job Mangan first learned about in November was to help Okamoto Studio create a series of ice sculptures that will be on display at the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday.
He says he was excited about the opportunity, even back then. The excitement only grew when Mangan realized his favorite team would be playing in the game.
"It makes it even more fun," he said. "I mean, it'd be fun anyway, great to be here, but it's super, super fun that the hawks are here."