Category Archives: Beach Art

Stunning Plastic Bag Landscapes Will Make You Think Twice About Tossing Your Trash

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“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”Captions and Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Photographer Vilde Rolfsen thinks political art is more important than ever. Vilde Rolfsen’s photos ― which resemble aerial shots of mountain ranges ― aren’t showing nature at all. Just the opposite: Her series “Plastic Bag Landscapes” catalogs waste that she found in the street…

Read Full Article and View Images, Huffington Green (07-12-2016)

Plastic Pollution: “When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide,” Coastal Care
For more than 50 years, global production and consumption of plastics have continued to rise. An estimated 300 million tons of plastics were produced in 2015, confirming and upward trend over the past years, according to a new report by the World Economics Forum, released at Davos in January 2016.
Plastic is versatile, lightweight, flexible, moisture resistant, strong, and relatively inexpensive. Those are the attractive qualities that lead us, around the world, to such a voracious appetite and over-consumption of plastic goods. However, durable and very slow to degrade, plastic materials that are used in the production of so many products all, ultimately, become waste with staying power. Our tremendous attraction to plastic, coupled with an undeniable behavioral propensity of increasingly over-consuming, discarding, littering and thus polluting, has become a combination of lethal nature…

Sand Sculptures Seem Like a Bad Metaphor to Have at Your Wedding

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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In terms of necessary accoutrements one needs at a wedding, there are certain definitive staples: nice flowers, good food, a DJ with a hairstyle from the late ’80s. “But what about the sand sculpture?” you might ask…

Read Full Article, The New Yorker (07-07-2016)

Sand Sculptures Making a Splash at Beach Weddings, The New York Times (07-07-2016)
Sand sculptures seem to be what ice sculptures once were, minus the melting issue…

This Amazing Beach Art Will Give You a Moment of Zen

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Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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Artist Andres Amador seeks to highlight the power of the impermanent.

Andres Amador says that when he’s in the midst of creating one of his epic beach art installations, passers-by often become anxious when they notice the tide coming in…

Read Full Article, Earth Island

Earthscapes, By Andres Amador; CNN (06-12-2014)
San Franciscan Andres Amador, 42, is an “earthscape” artist, using beaches as his canvas.

In honor of Earth Day: National Geographic photos sharing on Instagram

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Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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After 46 years, people around the world are still honoring Earth Day with a different theme every year. This year’s theme is Trees for the Earth. Earth Day Network is calling people to action by encouraging them to plant trees through organized events around the world.

Celebrate Earth Day with National Geographic by sharing your best pictures that illustrate the mysteries and magic of our planet…

Read Full Article, National Geographic

Modern art is rubbish: strange and beautiful photos of beach detritis

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Plastic pollution. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Stuart Haygarth photographed objects he found during an epic hike along Britain’s coast. The results are strange and beautiful…

Read Full Article And View Images, Telegraph UK

The Wrecking Season, Video
This film follows playwright, beachcomber and lobsterman Nick Darke, onto the beach during one stormy winter and records all his discoveries, tracing everything he finds along the British coastline back to its source…

Ocean trash becomes photographer’s artistic statement

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Plastic pollution. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Photographer Barry Rosenthal has found a unique way to tell the story of the damage humans are doing to the Earth’s oceans — by collecting thousands of pieces of trash scooped from the coastal areas of New York harbor and arranging them into intriguing works of fine art for his “Found in Nature” series…

VIEW: Photo Gallery

Read Full Article, CBS News

Sand artist on Carmel Beach creates beauty with nature

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View video: KSBW

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San Francisco-based earthscape artist Andres Amador creates stunning works of art on stretches of California beaches. His most recent canvass was Carmel Beach on Friday.

Amador said sketching art that will only last during low tide before being erased by waves is an act of meditation for existing in the moment and being at peace…

View Video And Read Full Article, KSBW

Earthscapes, By Andres Amador; CNN (06-12-2014)

Sand Man – The Sand Art of Peter

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WATCH: A 10 min Short Film on the iconic Christchurch, New Zealand, artist Peter Donnelly who has etched and raked over 700 works into the New Brighton sands. A Youtube Video

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As the morning tide recedes at a beach near Christchurch, New Zealand, a man dressed in black arrives to go to work. After stretching and repeating his mantra, the man, Peter Donnelly, gets ready to “paint.” In the sand.

According to Phil Keoghan, who visited with Donnelly, locals refer to Peter the Sand Dancer; “With a simple stick and a rake, and not-so-simple gift of vision, he paints elaborate works of art in the sand.”

Donnelly has been creating his intricate, ornate, sometimes esoteric artworks for ten years, more than 780 hundred in his career. Keoghan says, “Peter’s intricate designs look like they take days to complete, but in fact, he does them in less than four hours, and they last only as long as the next high tide, all the more impressive because at ground level, Peter can’t really ‘see,’ only feel, what’s he’s doing…”

Read Full Article, “Call Him The Sand Man” / CBS News

Sand Man – The Sand Art of Peter, Youtube