Most artists work in permanent media, or strive to. We've seen experiments in sound and using vapor in which the air itself becomes a fleeting medium. But artist Simon Beck creates works of art in large fields of snow by walking out patterns by foot.
These patterns are massive (the size of three football fields). They hearken to the crop-circle phenomenon due to their geographic nature. Each pattern appears perfectly formed and take full work days to accomplish.
As snow falls, Mr. Beck might retrack a snowed-over area to prolong the life of one of these creations. For us the idea of creating these intricate patterns in such a temporary canvas is intriguing enough. The beauty and sheer scale is another level of creativity.