Swirling Snow Drawing by Sonja Hinrichsen

Last February, San Francisco-based artist Sonja Hinrichsen and some 60 volunteers created this swirling snow art, titled 'Snow Drawings' at Catamount Lake in Colorado, by trekking out while wearing snowshoes.

"The creative process itself constitutes a significant part of this work. It is important to me that participants experience the elements of nature while they help me transform their own familiar snow landscape into a piece of art."

"I hope that the aerial photographs that I take right after completion of each piece can demonstrate also to a larger audience how the landscape is transformed into a piece of art through a system of designs. This changes our perception of the landscape and accentuates the beauty and magic of the natural environment, and thus inspires awe and appreciation for art as well as for nature. I deem this important – especially as modern society becomes increasingly disconnected from the natural world."

"I was greatly impressed by the piece that revealed itself when I flew over the lake the next morning to take photos.’

Hinrichsen recently completed a snow drawing project that traced the Yampa River in Routt County, Colorado and has upcoming projects scheduled in Illinois and the French Alps.

All images are © Copyright of Sonja Hinrichsen

Check her website: www.sonja-hinrichsen.com/


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