Finnish architect creates medieval art on frozen lake

An architect and designer from southern Finland returned to the frozen lake with an ice shovel. And about. Walk in beautiful nature “.

On December 4, Mossy Whitgren drew a fox about 90 meters (295 feet) high in Lake Pitcairn, north of Helsinki. In previous years, he used a spade to paint bear and owl, always using the same lake as canvas.

Whitgreen has been drawing animals in local lakes every winter since 2016 near his home in the city, not far from Lahti, a city of 120,000 people. Maps disappear when there is heavy snowfall or when the snow melts.

The idea for medieval art “two years ago I suddenly realized I had a special coordinating ability to do this kind of thing,” the 40-year-old told the Associated Press.

When he came to Lake Pitcairn this month, he tested the thickness of the ice thick enough to walk and work. It was 4 to 6 inches thick.

“Of course, he had ice cubes with me around his neck,” Whitgren said, perhaps wanting to break the ice and save himself.

“I walked in and drew the outlines of that figure, thinking it would match my fox’s figure, and started ‘drawing’ using the snow shovel,” he explained.

Four hours later, it was over.

“I walked to the top of the rocks about 150 feet (45 meters) above the lake” “I drank coffee from my thermos to see the final result and took some photos and videos as a souvenir.”

The fox was seen low on Monday because it was a little snowy, Whitgren said.

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“It is very important to me that this type of art leaves no mark on nature,” he said.

Esmond Harmon

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