Intersections of Art and Science

Interview | American artist Jim Denevan on his ephemeral earthworks – The Art Newspaper

Lure of the Spiral: Jim Denevan, Ocean Beach (photo by dotpolka CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr).
Lure of the Spiral: Jim Denevan, Ocean Beach (photo by dotpolka CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr).

Excerpt:

The California-based artist Jim Denevan has created unfathomably symmetrical ephemeral “paintings” on the sand since the mid-1990s, using a stick or rake to draw sometimes miles-long geometric and Fibonacci-inspired compositions. His monumental site-specific work Angle of Repose was a major highlight of Desert X AlUla’s second edition this year, comprising several concentric pyramidal mounds of various sizes that surreally altered the desert landscape.

 

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