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Part of a huge complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow on Monday February 8, 2021 in Espoo, Finland. The design of the work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local residents and local amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




A detail from the complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow in Espoo, Finland on Monday February 8, 2021. The work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local residents and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

Part of a complex giant geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow on Monday February 8, 2021 in Espoo, Finland. The work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local residents and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

Part of a huge complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow near the capital Helsinki in Espoo, Finland, on Monday 8 February 2021. The work of art with a diameter of about 160 meters was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the short-lived work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

Part of a huge complex geometric pattern formed from thousands of steps in the snow near the capital Helsinki in Espoo, Finland, on Monday 8 February 2021. The work of art, about 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the short-lived work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.




Finns in snowshoes create temporary works of art on the golf course

The complex geometric pattern was created on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Espoo, Finland, from thousands of steps in the snow. The work of art, around 160 meters in diameter, was made by volunteers in snowshoes under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, but the ephemeral work will only last until the next snowfall or strong wind.

HELSINKI (AP) – A short-lived work of art with thousands of steps in the snow caught attention near the Finnish capital Helsinki.

Under the guidance of local and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, 11 snowshoe volunteers stamped a series of complex geometric patterns on a golf course. Together, the designs resemble a giant snowflake.

The work of art, which was completed in two days, has a diameter of around 160 meters. The Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat said it could be the largest snow drawing ever made in the Nordic country.

“This was an opportunity for me to develop as a person,” Pyykko, who is inspired by visual effects and has done small snow illustrations himself, told the newspaper. “I wanted to learn how to inspire people and whether I can lead them.”

Pyykko says the drawing is best seen from the air, but he told the Finnish media on Wednesday that mapping the patterns for snowshoe hikers within a designated area of ​​the Lofkulla golf course requires a lot of ground planning.

The work should be temporary and only last until the next snowfall or strong winds erase the footprints.

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