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Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Using snow as his playground he wears raquettes (snowshoes) and creates awesome artworks. If you jaw has not dropped yet, just think of it this way. He literally works 5-9 hours a day walking in order to create his pieces. Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days mapping out the ideas.

Each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields, if not more. His main focus is on mathematical geometric forms which usually create a stunning 3D like effect when viewed from high altitudes. As you might have guessed, the survival of his work solely depends on the weather. Beck tries to redesigns the patterns as new snow falls. Sometime luck does not go his way and he is often unable to finish a piece. But that doesn’t get him down, the main reason of his art is exercise:

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

Apart from creating snow art, some of Back’s personal interests are orienteering, bell ringing, walking, skiing, mountain biking, running, and surveying. We really think Simon’s work is inspirational and unique. We would love yo hear your opinion, so please don’t forget to comment below!


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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov


  1. Original art, guys simply can not fold energy)))

  2. Wow! That is really awesome! What more can I say??

  3. OMG, amazing!! He creates these with snowshoes??? Thank you for posting!

  4. That is truly exceptional art work. I really enjoyed it.

  5. That is truly exceptional art work. I really enjoyed it.

  6. That is truly exceptional art work. I really enjoyed it.

  7. Wow! If that’s not art, nothing is! Amazing, beautiful, & the time and patience involved are all astounding.

  8. What can I say!!! This is simply stunning! Thank you so much Simon Beck for your inspirational works. You ROCK!

  9. how does he make every circle so round and every line so straight? does he design them on a computer or with a compass?

  10. absolutely stunning! Thank you for this incredible artwork .

  11. absolutely stunning! Thank you for this incredible artwork .

  12. Amazing! I can’t imagine how he gets everything so absolutely perfect. I can see all of those designs in the quilting industry.

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