Jul 23, 2008

Freehand Drawings in Sand

French chefs make arts on plates, we may say it's because their unpopulated lands aren't as abundent as in North America, where a chef does arts off his plates and onto the ground, in unbelieveably gigantic scales. I daren't claim he's a good chef, but judging from what is seen in his website he does enjoy food. Food & art comes close, as both are fundamentals of humanity and celebrations of life~

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. (to find out more..)

While they neither damage crops like the Crop Circles, nor permanently occupying large area of land like the Nazca Lines, you can say they're green arts. And rather than appearing overly precise/complicated (most crop circles do), they are more casual & simple.
Perhaps he's trying to have some cultural/artistic exchange with the ETs..

passage from: http://www.jimdenevan.com/jim.htm
images from: http://www.jimdenevan.com/
images edited by: http://dearasis.blogspot.com/

posted by afterrabbit


Lynn said...

HEBAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is this thing for real??!!...

afterrabbit said...

i think it's real...
he does have a website.
at least it's more real than man-made crop circles XD


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