As Henry David Thoreau once put it, "This world is but a canvas to our imagination," and an artist named Simon Beck has a unique twist on this idea. For Beck, the snow is his canvas, and as you can see, he's got plenty of imagination, not to mention patience.

And as art goes, his creations are ephemeral, lasting only in photos or videos once the snow melts. Here are some of his latest inspirations:

Check out Beck in action in the video below and more of his work on his Facebook page.

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