BURLINGTON The ice sculptures created as part of last Saturdays Winter Festival were supposed to remain standing as a tribute to the 16th annual event. However, some yet to be identified vandals decided to take it upon themselves to destroy a number of the carefully crafted monuments to winter in Vermont. As of Monday, police had not questioned any suspects in the vandalism case, but reports say that two people may have been involved in the destruction of at least five sculptures along Church Street. Its pretty unfortunate, in my opinion the only word that comes to mind is malicious, said Molly McDevitt from the University of Vermonts School of Business Administration. Its a blow to the organizers like us that a small number of individuals would cause such damage, and I can only imagine what the sculptors think, some of who spent up to 60 hours on their creations. Particularly upsetting was the destruction of a sculpture entitled Mind Blowing. The piece depicted a horn emerging from a brain. Linda Stevens had surgery last June to remove a brain tumor. The surgery hindered both her vision and her sense of smell. Stevens told a reporter from WCAX last week that her motor skills were unaffected by the procedure, and that her goal throughout her recovery process was to be ready for this years competition. After winning last years contest, Stevens returned to create a piece of art that showed a massive horn emerging from a brain, which she compared to the experience of having brain surgery. Police are offering a cash reward to anyone that can aid in a conviction of those who helped vandalize the structures.