What you see are not alien 'crop circle' drawings on the ice... in fact it is the creation by 8 people with brooms on nine square miles of ice. Yup, you read correctly. The whole project was headed up by Jim Denevan on the world's largest, oldest and deepest lake... Lake Baikal, in Siberia.
A team of eight people committed to walking in circles for art, including a documentary filmmaker and a photographer. Given the ethereal nature of the piece, it’s not surprising how important documentation is to the process. After all, ice is one of the most potent artistic materials of our modern age. The team lived in a yurt in the center of the lake, building a fire on the lake bed every night (it would re-freeze every morning). Though the artwork melted away in May, the experience is chronicled on The Anthropologist, a site for promoting new work by Anthropologie.