This Artist Uses Snowshoes to Carve Massive, Ephemeral Artworks into the Snow

All photos courtesy Simon Beck
Check out these incredible works by English artist Simon Beck.
KATE WERTHEIMER  – December 18, 2019 | Updated December 15, 2020
Simon Beck‘s art is inspired by the natural wonder and intricate nature of snowflakes; he travels the world carving large-scale artworks (around 300 pieces to date) into snow-covered landscapes using only his manpower and a pair of snowshoes. Many of his ideas come from patterns found in nature (snowflakes, spiraled cactus spears, cannabis leaves); crop circles; mathematical equations; and even iconic artists such as Vincent Van Gogh. Take a tour of some of Beck’s best works right here.