The French resort of Les Arcs in the Alps, fresh snow, sunny weather, a pair of snowshoes, desire and talent – everything you need to create such a picture. No flying saucers!
Since 2004, Englishman Simon Beck has been creating stunning geometrically calibrated images in the snow. At each work goes from 6 hours to several days. Some pictures reach the size of several football fields.
Simon wears snowshoes and treads each drawing step by step. Each work of the artist – a real feat. We must not only perfectly oriented in space, but also have an enviable patience and good physical preparation. Not everyone will be able to walk in the snow all day long, while maintaining clarity of mind.
Each figure is Simon first on paper, especially challenging undertaking to start embodied in a computer program. Directly on the “battlefield” the artist uses his sketches, landmarks, flags and a compass.
Studied drawing in the snow Simon Beck began after injuries in both legs resulting from a failed skiing. The only safe physical exercise began leisurely walks. Soon wander aimlessly through the mountains Simon’s tired, and then he came up with the idea to do a real fine art snow.
Unfortunately, Simon’s masterpieces are short-lived. Wind or snow does not leave a trace on the drawing. It is very handy is a human invention, like a camera.
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