British artist Simon Beck has found a unique way to leave his mark on various winter landscapes. By combining his love for snow and mathematical shapes he creates enormous geometrical pieces by taking exhaustive hikes through the snow. This physically demanding process, which has kept him remarkably fit for his advanced age, is astounding, even if the resulting artworks are short-lived. Slight changes of weather or even passing fawns can ruin hours of work. But Beck doesn’t let this fact intimidate him and so he is constantly searching for more snow-covered plains and frozen lakes that could serve as the basis for his next snow art creation.
After the PICKS Team documented one of Becks creations we met him for an extensive interview in which he told us about the deeper meanings of his work, how he started out and how environmental and climate changes may affect his art in the future.