Artists Simon Beck has a clear love for the cold weather or from the frozen lakes of Savoie, France. Beck has a unique way of creating his masterpieces. By plodding through the snow in his snowshoes, Beck creates sensational patterns in the snow.
Beck normally works between five and nine hours a day in the cold weather, creating his masterpiece patterns which 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.
Instead of focusing on the beauty that will last, Beck spends his time creating the beauty in the present. The survival and the lifespan of these magnificent geometric patterns is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs new patterns and each time new snow has fallen. Some days he is even unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations. However, even though he has to redesign and recreate his masterpiece frequently, he doesn’t mind at all.
He explained, “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.” This is some spectacular art for the sake of exercise.