The Art of Snow
The Art of Snow
It snowed enough to have to be cleared with a shovel. With a snowfall of 4 to 6 inches, the sub-urban area started to get busy, and we had to remove the snow and secure a driveway. We can hear the rumble of snowplow passing by. It seems that winter has begun in earnest.
Record snow fell in 2016. I took this picture in the morning to feel the depth. Our post box was smashed twice as the snow snow plow car passed by without recognizing the post box, so we had to purchase a new one.
The winter of 2019 was strangely lonely. My husband took a picture of a scene like this.
I'm also pleased to take pictures of the world after the snow has piled up. Temporarily, the whole world is immersed in white silence. The white color of the eyes emits blue, pink, and purple colors.
We are used to making a snowman with my child on the first snowy day. The snowmen made each year in this way vary significantly in shape and characteristics.
Interestingly, there are eye artists who actually work with these eyes.
He is a British artist and photographer, Simon Beck. Les Arcs, a ski resort in France, and Les Arcs create vast works of art by leaving footprints on the snow on Lake Savoie. Self-proclaimed 'Snow Artist' took pictures of the work he made over two days, 5-9 hours a day, and uploaded it to his Facebook .
He draws with his feet because he has to draw a huge picture in a place like a vast white canvas. They look like geometric scribbles created by drawing simple fractal shapes from a distance. And this is how these temporary works of art are made.
The elaborate installation is the work of a man, Simon Beck, who charts detailed designs with simple math and then walks them through the snow. Beck first started painting eyes in 2004. It began as a kind of exercise. He places a marker on the open part of the eye, plots a series of central points around it, and connects the dots. His tracks and patterns will appear.
In 2010 he launched his Facebook page to share the fruits of his new hobby. His aerial photos of his drawings taken by drones or nearby mountain slopes have drawn much attention online.
When the weather warms up, he spends days in the cold snow trying to paint a picture that will soon disappear. When it's time to enjoy the snow by skiing, building a snowman, or sledding, some create art on it and share its beauty. And the eye art of the beautiful geometric pattern he made is a blessing to those who visit and see it in person, and he remains photographic and conveys a lot of energy for unvisited persons.
Image source by Facebook
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