We start with images from a renowned artist creating fleeting sculptures in snow and ice. We end with nature’s own snow and ice art as captured by anonymous photographers and collected by Bored Panda.

Andy Goldsworthy, is a British artist whose stunning art explores the natural world. Much of it lasts mere minutes before being washed or blown away.  Goldsworthy says, “Movement, change, light, growth and decay are the lifeblood of nature. Each work grows, stays, decays. Process and decay are implicit. Transience in my work reflects what I find in nature.” Below his images captivate with the materials of snow and ice.

I’ve been informed that Pic number 3 is Alain Bernegger (sculpteur autodidacte)


Now onto nature as the artist

The Ice Neatly Folded Itself.

Snow Was Very Geometric When I Went Skiing

The Way The Snow Is Resting On This Handmade Stone Arch.

Yep That’s Snow

Fresh Snow Over Christmas Lights

Art Only Nature Can Create. My Fence This Morning After A Snowy Night On Terschelling, The Netherlands

This Pattern In The Snow On A Patio Table

When Constant Winds And Ice Meet A Fence

When They Ask If There’s Much Wind Where We Live

The Snow Melted And Slid Down The Wire In A Spiral Form

Unmelted Snow In The Shadows

This Crazy Ice Wave Formation From Snow Slowly Melting Off The Tin Roof Of My Patio

The Snow Has Settled Only On The Outline Of The Bricks On My Friends Driveway

This Stop Sign After A Week Of No Sun

Snow Striped Forest

The Frost On The Fence This Morning

This Thin Streak Of Snow Across Ohio

This Frozen Leaf Carved A Perfect Circle In The Snow.

This Lone Tree And The Curvy Snow Waves.

Rolls Formed By The Wind

Snow on a cabbage field.

Looks more like a story book village than real.

The Way The Snow Rolled Down On My Windshield.

Bunny eats snowman’s carrot nose.

Apple Orchard After A Snowfall

Many thanks to Brenda for forwarding the Andy Goldsworthy selection.

and to Jill and Bored Panda for the individual selections.

Strangely enough, I couldn’t find a website for Andy Goldsworthy. So here’s a link to a catalog of his images from 1976 – 1986.


19 thoughts on “Snow Artist Plus Nature’s Snow Art

  1. Some of these photo’s look like NY does now ~

    These were an unexpected surprise ~ Great shots, Thank You ~

  2. Oh Dusky! For some years now, I’ve been just awed by the photos you exhibit, but I have to say that THIS group has to be the most amazing of all! Nobody does it better than Mother Nature! And thanks for lifting my “winter dumps” mood…Not everything in the winter is hard and cold…some is very beautiful for sure…L

  3. The artists did some very nice sculptures. But to my mind, mother nature topped them. It’s too bad that it all will melt, although the person who can’t get out of the house would probably disagree with that.

  4. To say the photos are amazing does not do it. .In this most difficult time the world has ever gone through, a light called “Dusky’s Wonder Site” was able to lift us up to where we will be in the near future.Many cheers to Dusky for giving us mana in the wilderness.
    Barbra Hana Austin

  5. Dusky. Want you to know how much your posts mean to us. They are uplifting and calming. Viewing these photos provides a lovely break in our day Thank you again for sharing.

  6. We very seldom get snow, and when we do it’s usually a light dusting. The images you’ve collected are fascinating, but Mother Nature’s images are awesome! The trees tall and straight with the snow on the front of them, took my breath away. Thank you for sharing.

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