Eyecatchers: Transient Sand Art

Tony Plant
Tony Plant
In past posts, I’ve twice mentioned one of my favorite artists, Andy Goldsworthy (Post 1, Post 2), both times in the context of art works that were intentionally designed to be impermanent.

Well, today, via Colossal, I’m pleased to share the work of three artists who embrace the idea that all things must pass, creating amazing works of art in the sand, on beaches, where tides assure a lifespan for the works of only a few hours.

Several things are striking about these artists, but the thing that sticks out the most to me is that their work is BIG, and they seem to be gifted in their ability to be on the ground, working with precision, while keeping the big picture in mind. It would be totally impractical, too time-consuming, for them to hike up to higher ground with any regularity to check on how things are going. That’s mind-boggling to me!

Anyway, I’ll let their work do the rest of the talking.

Enjoy!

Tony Plant

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Jim Denevan

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Andres Amador

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