The 'Flower of Life' symbol drawn in the snow by artist Michael Uy, Jacobsdorf, Brandenburg, Germany
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A flower blooms in winter. Flower of Life symbol drawn in snow
German artist Michael Uy created this ‘Flower of Life’ geometric pattern in the snow in Brandenburg. Preparations began about a week before the snow’s arrival, when Uy hammered 19 wooden posts into a field, carefully measuring the space between each post. After the snowfall, he walked near-perfect circles around all 19 pillars, using a string to keep an equal distance from the posts. The artist then used a broom to further remove the snow from his footprints and reveal the lines of the flower nearly 60 metres across. Uy’s piece was fully visible only when the sun was low. And only until the next snow or warm day. Luckily, a drone was dispatched to snap this photograph.
The ’Flower of Life’ is an ancient symbol long revered by various cultures around the world, from ancient Assyrians to modern pagans. The pattern is believed by some to be a visual representation of interconnectivity, energy, and harmony, by others to be a key to unlocking secrets of the universe. And hey, it looks cool. Especially on ice.