Every Saturday I focus on a different artist that I admire. From potters to painters, chefs to collectors, seamstress to songwriters, lifestyle to lovers... anyone who set the paintbrush, pastry brush, hands and heart on fire to create.
Those who inspire art to flow where it may.
Simon Beck graduated from Oxford, a mapmaker specialist. A typical piece of Beck's artwork is the size of three soccer fields and take about two days to complete.
Simon Beck is greatly challenged by nature. The risk of working the entire day only to have his design covered up by fresh snow. At other times, he races against the clock to complete his design before sunset, as to have enough sunlight to photograph his work. Other obstacles include reducing the visibility of his own tracks within his own artwork.
Can you image being in the middle of that project and wanting to take a break?
Creating his work of art is more about passion than keepsake. One can not be sentimental when creating something as thin as ice. I imagine it must be the joy, the pleasure, the rush, the challenge to create, a physical expression of art that fuels his inspiration.