Snow Quilts

Snow quilts?

Well, not exactly, but “quilts” are exactly what I see in the mind-boggling artwork of Simon Beck.

Take a look:


Snow art by Simon Beck via


Snow art by Simon Beck via

The delicacy of the designs, the precision of the lines …

Incredible, right?

You’ll be even more bamboozled, as I was, when you realize the scale of these “quilts.”


Snow art by Simon Beck via


Snow art by Simon Beck via


Snow art by Simon Beck via

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.


Photo by FuturePropulsion via Wikimedia Commons

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.


Photo of Simon Beck via the artist’s Facebook page

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.


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    These snow quilts are incredible! It seems like it would be so difficult to make them so perfect given their size. What an artist!

  2. Karlyne says:

    He must have legs of steel!!! And a mind of unlimited creativity!

  3. Nancy Coughlin says:

    Stunning, to say the very least!

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