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Photograph of the Week: Snow art by Simon Beck
By Editorial Staff
Feb 10, 2013 - 12:02:49 AM

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Snow Art by Simon Beck

I received numerous photographs of this snow art in an email entitled: Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow Patterns. In doing an internet search I found a link to Simon Beck's Snow Art at Facebook but I wasn't able to connect to it. If you do a googel search you will find plenty of links to sites displaying quite a few photographs.

 

Text of the Email:

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (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. - Simon Beck

The Artist Simon Beck

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Posted by R.P. BenDedek
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