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Artist Turns Swiss Mountain Into One Massive (And Colorful) Work Of Art

Behold, what happens when a contemporary artist transforms an entire mountain into a massive canvas:

By Design Bloom - Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

As if Gstaad, Switzerland didn’t already sound like a fictional snow paradise, artist Olaf Breuning is giving us even more reason to marvel at the winter wonderland’s unbelievably picturesque landscapes. Behold, what happens when a contemporary artist transforms an entire mountain into a massive canvas:

Olaf Breuning, Snow Drawing, 2014, Installation view 'Elevation 1049', Gstaad, Switzerland, Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger

Olaf Breuning, Snow Drawing, 2014, Installation view ‘Elevation 1049’, Gstaad, Switzerland, Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger

The abstract installation — a type of performance dubbed “Snow Drawing” — is part of an ongoing, site-specific event called Elevation 1049. The outdoor exhibition (of sorts) brings together a group of exclusively Swiss artists charged with turning Gstaad’s slopes into a giant open-air gallery. With elevation as a recurring theme throughout the artworks, the Alpine creations stand at the boundary line between earth and sky, decorating the contours of mountains, valleys and everything in between.

Olaf Breuning, Snow Drawing, 2014, Installation view 'Elevation 1049', Gstaad, Switzerland, Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger

Olaf Breuning, Snow Drawing, 2014, Installation view ‘Elevation 1049’, Gstaad, Switzerland, Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger

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