How do you know if you’re really committed to your art? Well, one good indicator is spending all day out in the freezing cold of winter trying to finish giant murals of geometric patterns in the snow. This is exactly what English artist Simon Beck does with his snow patterns. He painstakingly walks through miles and miles of snow, creating the pattern as he goes along. It’s amazing how he manages to keep track of his progress in the midst of fatigue and the temptation to just go inside, sit by the fire, and have a warm cup of cocoa.
Graphic designer Hansje van Halem makes these indescribably flowy patterns with understated energy, like some sort of super-focused waterfalls pouring forth to their destinations without all that messy splashing. My eyes just can’t seem to get tired of following these lines cascading across each pattern.
The beauty of life is that there is so much floating out there in the world that you can constantly trip over it. I saw a book of Richard Paul Lohse’s work when I was in Paris this past April. It was a massive book with endless pages of color studies and geometric patterns. Color usages that I had never seen before. It was amazing. Nothing in this world is random. It’s always an important thing to remember. Experiences and moments have different significances, but everything happens for a reason. Tripping over this book was a huge moment for me.