Simon Beck was not planning to be a snow artist when he was young – still he became one – Most probably one of the best.
Former cartographer studied engineering at Oxford . He spent the last ten years to make amazing arts on snow and sand.
He takes even 12 hours to complete one of his projects,walking a crazy 40 thousand steps just to create them.
Those ones are the smaller ones.
It takes precise calculations and planning to make the beautiful images.
He faces many challenges while creating – first of everything depends on the weather. It changes so fast,that a nice sunny afternoon might change into a smaller storm in a matter of minutes.
Other difficulty is people. Whenever you are working with snow,sometimes a skier might just go through your work.
Even though these creations doesn’t last long, if he manages to make a picture of them ,he is satisfied.
Like he said: Almost nobody saw the Mona Lisa,still everybody saw it on a picture.
There are different issue with the sand drawings,it needs more planning. Have to calculate when the tide is coming,that gives him a shorter time period to prepare his art.
ABC News did a segment on Beck and his work, where he explains a bit of his process and how he uses a ski pole to measure parts of the design.: