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Beautiful 3-Hour Sand Drawings Created with Only a Rake

We just love Simon Beck's sensational snow art, in which he spends days walking in special snowshoes to create spectacular patterns, and so, we couldn't resist these equally amazing geometric designs in the sand. England-based artist Tony Plant has been creating what he describes as ethereal work for more than twenty years. He interacts with the environment by painting rocks, making tracks through the snow, and dying water, and he then leaves the projects behind to be washed away and erased back into nature.

These sand drawings are another example of this temporary art. To create each drawing, Plant spends hours on the coastline, using a rake to form lines and circles in the sand. The geometric designs do not last long, very quickly getting washed away by the waves or walked across by surfers and beach-goers. Each fleeting artwork is a site-specific project that the artist has no control over and he says, “I just think of them as non-precious things. Some people get confused about why I do it, when there's nothing left after the tide has washed everything away, but I just see it as a new blank canvas for me to work with.”

Tony Plant's website
via [Faith Is Torment]

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