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Going Far Beyond Snow Angels

Some web sites make me wonder...both at the visual images being offered, and why did a person do this! For example, M.J. (bellingham) sent me the link to such a web site.

Simon Beck is an artist who lives in Savoie, France. On very cold days, he can be found creating mathematically-based snow-art along the frozen lakes of Savoie. Daily (5-9 hours), Beck dons his snowshoes and plods through the snow creating geometrical patterns.

His final products typically cover an area equal to three soccer fields. His "stunning" geometric patterns and shapes tend to give 3D-effects that almost have a fractal quality.

To see some examples of Beck's creations, consider this MyModernMet blog. You will be impressed...but perhaps like myself, they do not generate a desire to replicate his efforts.

Due to their size, it is obvious that Beck's art is temporay and dependant on the weather. Another snowfall either dooms his work or may even interupt or prevent completition of a new effort.

Beck notes: "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.

Enjoy....And to see even more images, visit Beck's Facebook page or even this page this page that shows some planning of his creations.