From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex.ufobras.nul> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:56:31 -0200 Archived: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:08:05 -0500 Subject: UK Artist Creates Giant Glyphs In Alps Snow Source: Dailymail.Com.UK http://tinyurl.com/d2lwpgc 5 September 2012 Making A Big Impression: Artist Creates Giant 'crop Circles' In The Snow By Painstakingly Walking Around For 10 Hours At A Time They are created by British artist Simon Beck while wearing snowshoes and come in a range of designs from snowflakes and spirals to cubes and more abstract creations. Each pattern is crafted by Mr Beck alone in the skiing town of Les Arcs, in the French Alps, where he lives during winter. And he uses an orienteering compass to create the perfect geometric designs. Mr Beck, an orienteer leader, has created hundreds of the artworks after ploughing his first at Christmas in 2004. He uses what he describes as a 'kind of reverse orienteering' to plot his intricate paths before walking along the route in a pair of snowshoes. He said: 'The main reason for making them was because I can no longer run properly due to problems with my feet, so plodding about on level snow is the least painful way of getting exercise. 'Gradually, the reason has become photographing them, and I am considering buying a better camera.' Mr Beck, who studied Engineering Science at Oxford University, said many of his patterns can equal the effort needed to climb halfway up Mont Blanc, he said. He added: 'I usually keep at it until I get too tired, using a headlamp if it gets dark first. It takes typically until I can't go on, but that can depend. 'The setting-out serves as the warm-up then the real training is completing the design. Once this second stage is started, I put on my personal stereo.' Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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