2018 Snow Drawing: Snow Stitching in Nature

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Snow Stitching in Nature
A snow drawing on TNC's Carpenter Ranch

Justin Hirsch
2018 snow drawing detail
Detail on the 2018 snow drawing "quilt"

An initial attempt at the 2018 snow drawing on the Carpenter Ranch was postponed due to heavy snowfall and 43 mph wind gusts. When volunteers reconvened for an afternoon of snow stomping in March, this became our first-ever late-season snow drawing. Spring conditions meant the day was sunny and warm, but the snowpack was shallow, creating a different, more subtle effect than we'd ever seen before.

Artists were instructed to "be the river, climb the mountain, create the clouds" as they created a quilt-like scene in the snow, stitched together by the pattern of snowshoe steps on the Carpenter Ranch haymeadow.



Justin Hirsch
2018 Snow Drawing at sunset
Sunset over the 2018 snow drawing at the Carpenter Ranch

Drone pilot and designer Justin Hirsch captured this ariel imagery and make a video about our design, "Snow Stitching in Nature."

A film by Justin Hirsch about our 2018 snow drawing, "Snow Stitching in Nature"

The 2018 Community Snow Drawing was sponsored by The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch & Bud Werner Memorial Library.