Simon Beck, you’re incredible. I could simply leave it at that, but let’s explore a bit further into this winter wonderland.
He calls it “Snow Art”. It’s basically gigantic geometric designs made not by hand, but by foot.
It all started in 2004 with a pair of snow shoes and various measuring devices. You would imagine that this process would take days, but Beck says, “On average they take about 10 hours to really do properly, some are a little unfinished, if my feet get cold or hurt too much.” The majority of this magic happens in the ski resort of Les Arcs in Savoie, France during the winter seasons.
The Process : “1) The setting out is done using handheld orienteering compass and distance determination using pace counting or measuring tape. Curves are either judged or arcs of circle using a clothes line attached to an anchor at the centre. 2) Add the remaining lines by eye. 3) Fill in the shaded areas.”
Sounds easy enough, right? Ha!
Artist Website : Simon Beck
If you like this type of work make sure to check out Jim Denevan : The Sandman