Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels.

How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations. Interestingly enough, he said, 'The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of getting exercise. Gradually, the reason has become photographing them, and I am considering buying a better camera.” Spectacular art for the sake of exercise!

Simon Beck on Facebook
via [Inhabitat]

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  • WOW!!! really amazing....

  • This is the most spectacular art I have ever seen in 3d form. Similar to the those who create huge sand art on beaches around the globe. This guy can give new meaning to the Mandala!

  • Amazing! And this solves the mystery of all those crop designs as well...

  • Amazing Talent!

  • geweldig,
  • Thanks for sharing Katie, Mr Beck has made exercising an art form.

  • This is really cool art :)

  • Holy crap this is amazing.

  • Amazing !!

  • Simon Beck, vous avez toute mon admiration.

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