dessine-moi la montagne
Sonja Hinrichsen’s Snow Drawings, completed between 2009 and 2016 across North America.
"@sonjahinrichsen super-large-scale drawings transform winter landscapes into mystically appearing celebrations of nature. Created with snowshoes and the needed assistance of local volunteers for her larger works, Hinrichsen imprints her dynamic drawings into freshly fallen snow. These drawings are ephemeral by design and comprised of forms that are no doubt inspired closely by the massive glyphs created by First Nations people globally: from Native Americans, to Indigenous Australians and South Americans, among many others. Whilst Hinrichsen’s design of large scale patterned work is inspired, her work differs in the use of snow as a medium. Where other glyphs have stood the test of time, preserved by generally supremely hot, and arid landscapes, these gigantic drawings disappear with the falling of new snow. A beautiful impermanence."