Sand Art by Jim Denevan

When at the Beach, I can’t help but look for a shell or feather to draw something cool in the sand with. Although my creative integrity eventually takes a left turn and my artwork develops into some over-sized fallacy — Jim Denevan has my respect totally:

Jim Denevan

Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand. At low tide on wide beaches Jim searches the shore for a wave tossed stick. After finding a good stick and composing himself in the near and far environment Jim draws– laboring up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles. The resulting sand drawing is made entirely freehand w/ no measuring aids whatsoever.

From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places. Places to explore and be, and to see relation and distance. For a time these tangible specific places exist in the indeterminate environment of ocean shore. From high above the marks are seen as isolated phenomena, much like clouds, rivers or buildings. Soon after Jim’s motions and marks are completed water moves over and through, leaving nothing.

<<Jim Denevan>>

~ by Fionnlagh on December 4, 2008.

One Response to “Sand Art by Jim Denevan”

  1. Awesome work

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