Astonishing art with compass and snowshoes by Simon Beck’s

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The British snowshoe artist creates detailed geometrical designs by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images. It all started as just a hobby back in 2004.

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out the pattern.

“I just thought it was a bit of fun to do after a day of skiing,” Beck says. “I just felt like I needed a bit of exercise… and decided to make a pattern in the snow. I had no idea how good it was going to look when I first made it. I was quite amazed when I saw it from the ski lift.”

Below is a selection of his images of his creations.

 

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