Check out these incredible works by English artist Simon Beck.

This Artist Uses Snowshoes to Carve Massive, Ephemeral Artworks into the Snow
All photos courtesy Simon Beck

Simon Beck‘s art is inspired by the natural wonder and intricate nature of snowflakes; he travels the world carving large-scale artworks (around 300 pieces to date) into snow-covered landscapes using only his manpower and a pair of snowshoes. Many of his ideas come from patterns found in nature (snowflakes, spiraled cactus spears, cannabis leaves); crop circles; mathematical equations; and even iconic artists such as Vincent Van Gogh. Take a tour of some of Beck’s best works right here.

Beck also creates amazing sand art sculptures; if you’re looking to (mentally) escape the cold for a bit, check out his Instragram for more inspiring shots of works in both mediums.