Simon Beck - Snow Art
Simon Beck is the world's first and most famous 'Snow Artist.' He graduated in Engineering from Oxford University but decided later on to leave his office job in order to become a cartographer.
In December 2004, after a day of skiing, he got the idea to draw a star on the small frozen lake in front of his place. His sense for orientation in combination with his passion for outdoor and physical activities inspired him to complete a snow creation. The day after, looking down from the ski lift, he was impressed by the result. After the next snowfall, he repeated exercise by creating an even more complex drawing. Snow Art was born.
During his childhood, Simon Beck drew mostly geometrical forms. The drawings were inspired by fractal form Koch's Snowflake and became more complex over time. Simon's drawings today cover an area of 1 to 4 hectares (2 to 8 soccer fields, 2.5 to 10 acres), take up to 12 hours to complete, and require walking 20-30 kilometers in the snow, wearing snowshoes. Hence, his creations are both artistic and athletic performances -- truly unique creations shaped by the varying and challenging conditions of the environment.
These images are taken from the book:
Snow Art, A Book by Simon Beck. English / Francais - 168 pages
Artist website: snowart.gallery.