Monday, December 22, 2008

Amazing sand art !!!!

Amazing sand art !!!!

These 'Sand Arts' are created by Jim Denevan using the twigs or branches which are brought to the shore by the waves, without using any kind of measuring instruments. Jim draws -- working up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles. His work has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Elle, GQ, The Surfers Journal, and Outside, as well as in many other national and international publications.

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.

In 2005 Jim Denevan had his museum debut the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Also in 2005 Jim Denevan's work was shown at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California.

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