Well, not exactly, but “quilts” are exactly what I see in the mind-boggling artwork of Simon Beck.
Take a look:
The delicacy of the designs, the precision of the lines …
You’ll be even more bamboozled, as I was, when you realize the scale of these “quilts.”
We’re talking landscapes here.
Blanketing snowy slopes in the French Alps, Beck’s exquisitely ephemeral works are to mountainsides what crop circles are to farm fields.
And even though the creator of the snow quilts takes full credit for his work (unlike those pesky “alien” crop circlers!), it’s still a marvelous mystery to me how he executes them so flawlessly with just an orienteering compass and a pair of snowshoes.
What marvelous meditation it must be.
Needless to say, the next time I’m pecking away with needle and thread, I will be thinking of Simon Beck’s feet stitching perfect patterns in the snow.
You can learn more about Mr. Beck and his unique art form on his Facebook page.