Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns


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!

Update: Simon Beck was named our #1 breakthrough artist in 2012. See who else made the top 10 cut here.











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Comment by jayr cuaycong dayondon on February 28, 2014 at 6:49am

WOW!!! really amazing....

Comment by Sue Bacon Ballew on February 1, 2014 at 1:25pm

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!

Comment by John Fowler on January 31, 2014 at 10:00am

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

Comment by Liza Wright on January 29, 2014 at 8:35am

Amazing Talent!

Comment by freddy deryckere on March 15, 2012 at 5:02am
geweldig,
Comment by Bob Kubiak on February 28, 2012 at 6:58am

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

Comment by Toto on February 24, 2012 at 11:20am

This is really cool art :)

Comment by sAm on February 24, 2012 at 10:28am

Holy crap this is amazing.

Comment by Yoichi Arase on February 23, 2012 at 3:22pm

Amazing !!

Comment by Martin Roux on February 23, 2012 at 1:52pm

Simon Beck, vous avez toute mon admiration.

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