Simon Beck

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British snow artist Simon Beck. Each piece can take up to 11 hours to complete and spans 100mx100m. Simon finds a blank canvas in the snowy mountains and begins etching out his intricate, mathematical patterns in the snow. He has left his mark several times in Banff, Alberta.

"Simon Beck is the world’s first and most famous "Snow Artist". He graduated in Engineering from Oxford University but decided later on to leave his office job in order to become a cartographer.

In December 2004, after a day of skiing, he got the idea to draw a star on the small frozen lake in front of his place. His sense for orientation in combination with his passion for outdoor and physical activities inspired him to complete a snow creation. The day after, looking down fromthe ski lift; he was impressed by the result. After the next snowfall, he repeated the exercise by creating an evenmore complex drawing. Snow Art was born." From Simon's bio.

http://snowart.gallery/about_Simon_Beck.php