Finns in snowshoes create temporary artwork on golf course

An ephemeral artwork made with thousands of footsteps in the snow has captured attention near Finland’s capital of Helsinki

HELSINKI -- An ephemeral artwork made with thousands of footsteps in the snow has captured attention near Finland's capital of Helsinki.

The artwork, which was completed over two days, measures about 160 meters (525 feet) in diameter. Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomatmedia said it could be the largest snow-drawing ever made in the Nordic country.

“This was a way for me to develop as a human being,” Pyykko, who is inspired by visual effects and has created smaller snow illustrations by himself, told the newspaper. “I wanted to learn how to inspire people and see if I could guide them.”

The work was designed to be temporary, lasting only until the next snowfall or heavy winds erase the footprints.

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