Simon Beck. Artist. France.
Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, Simon Beck creates beautiful artworks in the snow, in his snowshoes. 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 above. 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. Simon started making this art because he stopped being able to run with feet problems, but needed to stay active outdoors. This snow-shoe-art-making is his form of exercise! Turning a negative into positive. brilliant. crazy. Awesome.