Saturday, March 31, 2012

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Despite the fact that our snow is all gone and we are anxiously awaiting the first blooms of Spring I just had to share this amazing quilting inspiration with you; a friend of Anne's sent it to her and she has passed it along to me. It was too beautiful not to share.

Artist Simon Beck's love of winter provides an amazing medium for him to work in. Along the frozen lakes of Savoie in France he plods through the snowy countryside in snowshoes, creating sensational art.

Working anywhere from 5 to 9 hours a day, each piece is typically the size of three soccer fields!

His efforts result in stunning designs, sometimes with a three dimensional effect when viewed from higher levels. How long these magnificent geometric forms survive is totally weather dependent. Beck designs and redesigns the patterns as new snow falls, sometimes unable to finish a piece if there is significant overnight accumulation.

Problems with his feet started this creative journey. No longer able to run properly he turned to snowshoeing since plodding about on level ground proved much less painful and still provided him with a way of getting his exercise. Gradually, his interest in photographing these works has become the main reason for his efforts. Spectacular art for the sake of exercise.

I guess the real question for a quilter is, are they one- or two-colour quilts??...M

1 comment:

imquilternity said...

Wow...those are truly inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.