Simon Beck

Published October 3, 2012 by Tony

CROP SNOW CIRCLES

Everyone knows the famous “crop circles” that some people think are of extraterrestrial origin. Not so, however, for those that have appeared in the Alps a few days ago. They are, in fact, extraordinary drawings made on snow and ice by the artist Simon Beck. And do you know how they are made?
To create them he utilizes only snowshoes (rackets) and his feet.
This strange hobby started after a foot injury, and the athlete Simon had to settle for walking only. Then, his passion for geometric patterns and mathematical did the rest. Snow-art requires precision and above all patience, with many hours of work (from 5 to 9 hours). But despite this, the works may be short-lived because just a snowfall, rain or the sun can ruin them.
Many are fascinated by Beck’s works, his page on facebook has thousands of fans and everyone is talking of the French Alps artist.

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