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There are few things in this world quite so beautiful as snowy mountains. Evoking the peacefulness of the winter season, freshly fallen snow is both majestic and magical. But when snow is turned into actual works of art the results are even more breathtaking.
Taking the phrase ‘walking in a winter wonderland’ to a whole new level, snow artist Simon Beck actually runs through fresh powder in snow shoes in order to create incredible, almost alien-like mathematical patterns on the stark white landscape.
His giant snow canvases are as detailed as they are enormous. The huge snowscapes, often measuring around 10,000 square metres, can take up to 11 hours to make and 25 miles of Beck’s own steps.
Each winter, the snow artist takes to the mountains, mainly the Alps, and creates up to 30 works of icy art.
The project began as a hobby in 2004 and now occupies Beck full-time.
Speaking to The Guardian, Beck said: ‘When you have a blank piece of paper you draw on it. So drawing on a blank snowfall seemed like a natural thing to do.’
Beck draws his geometric mathematical patterns entirely from memory, yielding truly intricate and impressive works of land art.
This must make for a seriously good work out!