Saturday, January 12, 2013

Simon Beck's Snow Quilts...

Sisterville sent me this forward to my email. I only open forwards from Sisterville because she doesn't send them very often, and when she does they are always really good. 

Here's what the email said...


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.

I personally love his tank top and this quote..
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 
To sum up my thoughts, "Holy crap that's out of control!"

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