Saturday, October 29, 2011

Amazing Sand Artist

So you know I like sand art.  I try my hand at it every year at the beach.  I'm getting better with each attempt, learning to sculpt with more detail and getting more creative with my subject matter, but this morning I saw a video that takes it to a whole different level.  I doubt I'll ever attempt this grand of a scale, but it's inspiring to see someone pull off a picture using such a large piece of beach as canvas...

8 comments:

Rich said...

This fellow is amazing. His perspective, circles, movements display a talent I missed when the good Lord passed out creative genes. I can't draw a circle on paper, my attempt of drawing a dog would make the cave men laugh!

Laurel said...

Amazing. It takes a special kind of dedication to create something that beautiful and know that it will be gone with the next tide, or rain, or whatever. You can't save it or sell it. It's truly art for art's sake.

Kamille Elahi said...

If I could make art like that, I'd visit a beach all the time.

He must have a very wide attention span. I would get bored after 5 minutes and kick the sand in the air instead.

Rick Daley said...

He has a special gift to be able to see the whole picture when he's only working on a tiny portion of it.

The one with the lady's face is really amazing, with the detailed shading around her chin and neck.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! I'm impressed with his ability to do that so geometrically perfect while on the ground. It's funny but I just ran into a group of people making labyrinths in the sand and did a post on it!

Rick Daley said...

Tricia- There must be something in the air compelling people to work with sand!

D.G. Hudson said...

That was a pleasure to watch. Thanks for the link, Rick.

Ephemeral Art survives in the mind of the creator and his audience. And now, on Youtube.

Happy Halloween!

Rick Daley said...

Thanks DG. I love seeing a true artist. Laurel put is best in calling "art for art's sake."

The world needs more of it!