Jim Denevan: Sand-Art Like You've Never Seen

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Hailing from Californian is artist, chef and surfer Jim Denevan. With a nod to sacred geometry and a metaphysical undercurrent, walking for miles under the sun he uses as "brushes" wooden sticks found among the sand; his canvases are the enormous beaches of California. His works can be found in locations both deserted or packed with people.
Covering thirty miles, spending seven hours dedicated at a time (or more) to his chosen medium Jim creates monumental works visible in their integrity only from many metres of height, and tantalizingly ephemeral because they're destined to exist only for few hours, before the sea and wind completely erase them.

These drawings are often placed in zones well defined in an undefined environment.

If seen from far away, they become part of the landscape, like the clouds, rivers or buildings.

All of his works are made entirely by hand, without the use of any instrument of measure.
He even holds the Guinness world record for creating the largest artwork in history, placed on the lake of Baikal in Siberia and commissioned by The Anthropologist.
His art has a short life, much like a Buddhist Mandala, destined to be stepped on by the feet of admirers and surfers, but it can remain immortal thanks to photographs, keeping their hauntingly spiritual and ritual meaning alive for posterity