Friday, April 13, 2012

Snow Quilts

My Sis in law sent me these photos of snow art that resemble quilts. Amazing!
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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. Interestingly enough, he said, '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.” Spectacular art for the sake of exercise!












3 comments:

  1. Someone sent me an email this week with all of these pics. Amazing, isn't it? So many varieties of gifts and talents. This is spectacular and great to have the pics to show all his work.

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  2. Pat, I also received these pictures in an email unbelievable they are amazing thanks for sharing them everyone needs to see them!

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  3. Art comes in so many forms, only limited by our imagination. How lucky we are to be able to see what other people dream of.

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