Simon Beck, the incredible artist, walks miles on the snow to create these amazing designs

simon beck snow art

It would be even difficult for anyone to make these symmetric designs on paper using geometrical instruments, which he does on snow by walking.

British artist Simon Beck has taken snow art to a whole new level, by creating stunning geometric designs on the snow just by walking in a pair of snowshoes. Each pattern is crafted by Mr Beck alone, in the skiing town of Les Arcs and in the French Alps, where he lives during winter.

simon beck snow art

Simon Beck uses a handheld orienteering compass to create these geometric patterns and he sometimes uses a cloth line attached to an anchor at the centre to create circles. The artworks take around 10 hours to complete, although Simon confessed to leave some works unfinished when  his feet got too cold or hurt too much.

simon beck snow art

simon beck snow art

I usually keep at it until I get too tired, using a headlamp if it gets dark first. It takes typically until I can’t go on, but that can depend.

Mr Beck has created hundreds of the artworks after ploughing his first art in the Christmas of 2004.

simon beck snow art

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, Simon Beck says.

Watch this video to see, how Simon Beck creates these amazing drawings.

Simon Beck for Icebreaker

 

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