'Tis the season for wintery wonderlands here in the week between Christmas & New Years, and snowy beauty was calling my name--perhaps because we don't have a lot of snow to show for it right here and now. Maybe soon. Fingers crossed for January.
I'd imagine that it'd be such a meditative moment, going out in the snowy, quiet world. The wintery wonderland actually is as quiet as it seems because the snow, which is porous due to the open spaces in the individual 6-sided, crystalized snowflakes. It's this porous-ness which absorbs the sound & surrounding sound waves. The world in this setting is literally blanketed in snowy silence. And there is Simon Beck, systematically moving about, mindfully creating his snow art. Some of his greater works of art can take up to 12 hours of outdoor trekking.
Perhaps this could serve as inspiration for all of us to up our snowman or snow angel game! I'd imagine the step count would be pretty phenomenal on my Fitbit to create something like this! What a creative way to stay in shape in the winter!
To learn more about Simon Beck and see more of his his dynamic designs and snowy installations, check out the following:
- Modern Met's "Interview: Artist Walks in Snow All Day to Create Giant Geometric Patterns by Foot" by Sarah Barnes (1/14/2020)
- Art Net New's "Meet the Former Engineer Who Makes Mind-Blowing Land Art With Nothing But a Pair of Snow Shoes and Some Simple Math" by Taylor Daafoe (1/15/2020)
- Simon Becks' Facebook Page
- Stir World's "Perseverance and Patience Define the Works of the British Snow Artist Simon Beck" by Dilpreet Bhullar (12/17/2020)
- Simon Beck's TEDxKlagenfurt Video TED Talk