For the past decade Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow
For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings. His works are 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. He graduated in Engineering from Oxford University but decided later on to leave his office job in order to become a cartographer.
This passion start back on 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 from the ski lift he was impressed by the result. After the next snowfall, he repeated the exercise by creating an even more complex drawing.