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Way Cool Snow Quilts

I don’t know if these are real or not, but even if they are just computer images, how cool???

Here’s the story, enjoy the pictures!

Artist Simon Beck must really love the cold weather! Along the frozen lakes of Savoie, France, he spends days plodding through the snow in raquettes (snowshoes), creating these sensational patterns of snow art. Working for 5-9 hours a day, each final piece is typically the size of three soccer fields! The geometric forms range in mathematical patterns and shapes that create stunning, sometimes 3D, designs when viewed from higher levels.

How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is completely dependent on the weather. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece due to significant overnight accumulations. Interestingly enough, he said, ‘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.” Spectacular art for the sake of exercise!

6 Comments on this Post

The most beautiful images I have ever seen – what a book these photos
will make! Thank you so much for including this in your newsletter.

Roberta Christoffersen wrote these words on Apr 04 12 at 1:12 pm

These “snow quilts” are stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us. If he ever decides to publish a book of these, I know one quilter who would put it on her “must have” list. I have never seen anything like it!

Linda Martin wrote these words on Apr 04 12 at 3:34 pm

These ‘snow quilts’ are one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Even if they are computer generated they are still beautiful.

Marge Passalacqua wrote these words on Apr 04 12 at 8:10 pm

Awsome designs, the Lord certainly Blessed him with a wonderful gift. I love them all, I think I will save them so I can look at them when it gets HOT.

Awsone designs, the Lord certainly Blessed him with such a wonderful gift. I love them, I think I will save them so I can look at them in the summer and feel cool. Thank you for sharing. wrote these words on Apr 05 12 at 3:52 pm

Awsome designs, the Lord certainly Blessed him with a wonderful gift. I love them all, I think I will save them so I can look at them when it gets HOT. Carmen Manning wrote thise words on

Awsone designs, the Lord certainly Blessed him with such a wonderful gift. I love them, I think I will save them so I can look at them in the summer and feel cool. Thank you for sharing. wrote these words on Apr 05 12 at 3:53 pm

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