Skier Simon Beck creates art by walking in the snow wearing raquettes (snowshoes). It all started one night when a chair-lift was closed. Trained in orienteering, with his trusty compass (a Silva 54), he surveyed his way to a lake, plotted five points in a pentangle then joined them up to make a star. He filled in the 15 triangles and then added some circles between the points. The result was impressive, especially from the chair lift once it started to work again.
Along with his compass, he now carries a digital camera and takes photos of all his frozen works. Beck hopes to make a coffee table book out of them. Imitation might be a sincere form of flattery, but please don’t try this yourself. Did we mention one design takes about 10 hours to complete? Plus, there’s real danger in walking over frozen lakes. Wait for the book.