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Stomping, Stomping, Stomping Art in the Snow

02.20.12 Marina Galperina

Contemporary artist Sonja Hinrichsen has stomped out some gigantic, spiraling circle patterns all over the virgin snows of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The locals helped her to plod about and make these giant things reminiscent of defective crop circles or trails made by a lost someone with a morbidly amusing lack of directional senses. It’s also reminiscent of something else. Any guesses?

Artist Jim Denevan made the world’s largest artwork by sweeping up the frozen, snow-dusted Lake Baikal in Sibera. It was a bit more complex in design, but there are obvious similarities. Then again, land art is land art is land art. 

Watch as the San Francisco-based artist captures her sprawling, community-sourced pieces from an airplane. That’s some fancy footwork, girl.