This Snow Drawings piece took place in the Valley of Serre Chevalier – a skiing area in the French Alps. The piece was created over two days with the help of approximately 70 participants from the surrounding communities. The patterns wrap around a mountainside, stretching upward along a hiking trail/ski slope.
Snow Drawings introduces an alternative winter outdoor experience – one that encourages participants to interact more deeply with nature. Walking circular patterns within these stunning landscapes, listening to the crunching sounds of ones own footsteps in the snow, as the weather changes light and mood through alternating sun, clouds, fog and snowfall, is a form of meditation.
Snow Drawings are a symbiosis between immersive nature experience, meditation and collaborative art creation.
Although beautiful and whimsical the changing weather conditions posed challenges for the documentation of the work. Unmanned mini-copters got disoriented in a sudden but dense waft of mist, and I photographed the work during rapidly changing light conditions – back and forth between bright sunshine and cloudy skies.