Since I was a little girl I’ve always thought that snow is something mysterious and magic. With a snow ball in my hand I often thought: how would it be if I could look inside this heap of snowflakes?
I feel snowflakes are living creatures. They are born, grow and die. Johannes Kepler wrote On The Six-Corned Snowflake (1611):
“… to imagine an individual soul in each and any starlet of snow is utterly absurd, and therefore the shapes of snowflakes can by no means be deduced from the operation of a soul in the same way as in plants”.
Inspired by these words I created an interactive video overlapping images of real snow crystals captured one by one with a photo-microscope.
Every time you click on the image you’ll see different and fascinating snow crystals shapes growing into an impossible virtual snowball.