Snow artist Simon Beck uses the world as his canvas
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 11:38 AM - Simon Beck is proof that it's never too late to make a change in your life.
After graduating from Engineering at Oxford University and working an office job, Beck one day decided it was time for something different.
Since 2004, Beck has been gaining fame as one of the world's first "snow artists." He started out simple: tracing out a star on a small frozen lake. But since then his art has grown in size and complexity.
Wearing snowshoes, Beck stomps out complex geometrical figures that can take up 12 hours, one step at a time. The size of his art can easily cover up to 4 hectares—that's about 25 hockey rinks for Canadian winter fans.
His creations are not just limited to snow. Beck has also used sand to showcase his art. Many of his sand drawings were done in Somerset, England.
While Beck stomps back and forth, crowds gather to see it all unfold. Beck's activities are always done with the mindset of raising awareness of the environment.
His book, Snow Art, showcases some of the best work he's done during his 10-year career.
Take a look at some examples of his work below:
Becoming the next Simon Beck
If stomping around in the snow sounds like your cup of tea, there's no reason you can't join in on the fun.
Snow tagging as a winter activity is possible in places like La Mauricie National Park in Quebec.
To participate, you have to make a reservation for any Saturday from mid-January to late March. An additional snowshoeing fee is also required.
Source: Simon Beck's Snow Art
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