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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:32 PM

New Trampled Snow Art from Simon Beck






Since 2004 England-based Simon Beck has strapped on a pair of snowshoes and lumbered out into the the freshly fallen snow at the Les Arcs ski resort in France to trample out his distinctly geometric patterns, footprint by footprint. Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive orienteering. The orienteering also helps him in the precise mapping process which often begins on a computer before hes able to mark landmarks in the snow that guide his precise walking patterns. All of the works above (with the exception of the portrait) are from the last few weeks, you can see several years worth of work over on Facebook.
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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/12/new-trampled-snow-art-from-simon-beck/

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:34 PM

1. Excellent! I love this guy's work.

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:00 PM

2. Wow! It's beautiful.

And no doubt good exercise for the artist!

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:13 PM

3. Thanks for that!

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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:15 AM

4. Cool

I've never even heard of competitive orienteering!

on edit: It's worth a visit to the link to check out some of his other artwork. Very cool.

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