Updated: March 2, 2016 11:56:14 am
A self-proclaimed artist, Simon Beck specialises in murals — not on walls though. Beck has made the snow spread of Powder Mountain Resort of Utah in USA — located at an elevation of over 8,000 feet — his huge canvas, and his own legs his paintbrush. Beck walks all over the sand in deliberate patterns to create footprint-art. Watch Beck as he undertakes yet another artistic journey on his feet here.
Beck was looking for a way to exercise, when he began to take daily walks in the snow as an alternative to hiking on the mountains. He says it “started out as a bit of fun, but gradually, it’s taken over [his] life.”
Beck draws out a design on a piece of paper for reference, and sometimes just uses a plan from his mind. Swirls, triangles, patchwork…he does them all.
Beck estimates that he takes nearly 5,000 steps every hour while on a project. He invests about two hours in laying out the measurements and the outline, and upto eight hours filling them in — roughly totalling up to 40,000 steps and 30kms a day. He’s certainly got a good deal in terms of physical exercise.
He suspects he’s the only one who draws on snow on such a large scale and we won’t be surprised if he’s right.