Right around now, everyone who lives up north is fed up with Old Man Winter so we’re here to inspire and remind people the beauty of freshly-fallen snow with some of Simon Beck‘s insanely symmetrical artwork. For the past decade, the snow artist has been trekking the Alps to create massive geometrical drawings that can take up to 12 hours of walking which amounts to roughly around 12 to 18 miles logged each day. Spanning anywhere from 2.5 to 10 acres in size, Beck designs each snow mural using what he describes as a ‘kind of reverse orienteering’ to plot the paths before plodding along in a pair of snowshoes. According to him, “The main lines and points are surveyed using a sighting compass (as used for surveying orienteering maps) with distance (established) either by pace counting or string.”
For a related article, try Abstract Snow Drawings by Sonja Hinrichsen.