by Moe Beitiks
The incredible concentric forms you see above are neither crop circles nor alien landings -- they are part and parcel of the world's largest artwork, which spans nine square miles! Jim Denevan, who created the previous worlds-largest-artwork in the Nevada desert last year, headed out to Siberia this year to draw these beautiful patterns on ice with a team of helpers and a broom. Denevan is known for creating expansive, meditative works with repetitive patterns and endless scale. Given that, Lake Baikal seems a pretty danged appropriate canvas -- it's the world's largest lake. And even when the harsh Siberian winds carried the resulting artwork to the clouds, the momentary grace of the work is stunning. Read on to learn more about this amazing artwork carved into the frozen tundra.