Walking and Creativity / by Kevin Swantek

 Simon Beck creates these very cool, large-scale, geometric shapes by walking all day. Click on the image, or follow the links below to see his work.

Simon Beck creates these very cool, large-scale, geometric shapes by walking all day. Click on the image, or follow the links below to see his work.

So, this isn't what I had planned on posting today, but it ends up that it is what I wanted to post.

I find that most of my creative inspiration comes from one of two places. Either I'm in the shower, and it's something like I'm composing an epic poem about some fool, suffering through a ridiculous situation; or I'm out walking, and in my head I'm working on some less-than-clever idea for that little independent movie I'll probably never make. I will actually talk at more length about walking's role in my creativity in the future, but all of that was really just me taking the long way around, so I could get here. A much more interesting way to be creative while walking. Simon Beck is an English artist that manually creates ginormous snow art by using his feet to make awesome geometric designs that can take up to two days to complete. If only Mr. Beck had worn a pedometer, because I'd love to know just how many steps it takes to complete one these projects. You can check out his snow designs here: Man Walks All Day to Create Spectacular Snow PatternsMan Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 2), and Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3). Also, please check out the My Modern Met blog for links to more incredible art. It's currently one of my favorite places to visit online.

Are there other ways in which we can be creative walking?