Saturday, December 8, 2012

Snow Quilts

Artist Simon Beck must really love cold weather!

Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in racquettes (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.

"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."

How's that for some


Seawashed said...

extremely inspiring.

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

Sort of a frosty crop circle!

Acquired Objects said...

Those are amazing Terri! I have snowshoes and might try a tiny piece to see how it works out! Looks wonderful!

Happy Holidays!

Divine Theatre said...

Am I the only one who is humming "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" as I read this?
This reminds me of the Tibetan Buddhist monks sand mandala. They would come to my University every year and create the most stunning, magical works of art, then destroy them to show the transitory nature of life.
Beautiful images!



Woodside Park said...

Now that's AMAZING!! And incredibly beautiful. They are very zen-like and a bit mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing, Terri.
Cheers ~

Patti's Artful Design said...

So beautiful, Terri! Love this:)! Thank you for sharing!

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Terri, You find the most marvelous things..This is something else. Beautiful!


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