Category Archives: Beach Art

Scarcity Waste: The Syngenta Photography Award 2015

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Through compelling imagery the Syngenta Photography Award aims to draw attention to, and stimulate dialogue around key global challenges.

“The second edition of the Syngenta Photography Award invited photographers to respond to the theme of ‘Scarcity-Waste’ – one of the greatest challenges we face today in a world of increasingly limited resources.”—Syngenta Photography Award

The winners were announced at a ceremony in London, March 10th.

Images selected for the final show include Sudipto Das’s picture of illegal sand mining in West Bengal…

VIEW:“Scarcity Waste,” Online Exhibition

The Syngenta Photography Award, Home Page

Syngenta Photography Award: In Images, BBC News
Other images selected for the final show include Sudipto Das’s picture of illegal sand mining in West Bengal…

Neanderthals Made Some Of Europe’s Oldest Art

View from Gorham’s Cave. Gorham’s Cave is located on the south-east face of Gibraltar. Photo source: ©© John Cummings


Criss-cross patterns deep in a Gibraltan cave suggest that the species had minds capable of abstract artistic expression.

Archaeologists uncovered the engravings in Gorham’s Cave, a site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea…

Read Full Article, Nature

Amazing Plastic Waste Labyrinth Made From 6,000 Recycled Bottles

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The anonymous art collective Luzinterruptus has realized a ‘Labyrinth of Plastic Waste‘ for Poland’s Katowice Street Art Festival. By using 6000 discarded water bottles artists created a 7 by 5 meter maze.

The labyrinth speaks volumes about the large amount of plastic bottles that are wasted every day around the globe…

Read Full Article And View Slideshow, Inhabitat

Labyrinth of Plastic Waste by Luzinterruptus, More Photos; Urdesign

Earthscapes, By Andres Amador

Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care


San Franciscan Andres Amador, 42, is an “earthscape artist.” He uses rope and a rake to create large geometric drawings on beaches.

His work can span an entire beach, often covering 9,300 square meters (100,000 square feet) in area, and usually takes little longer than two hours to create…

Amador hopes to inspire people to “follow what brings you joy.”

WATCH: A Vimeo: The City Exposed: “Earthscapes” By ©Andres Amador

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Earthscape Artist Uses Beaches As Is Canvas, CBS News

VIDEO: Trail: Timelaps, Youtube
Andres Amador and Ember deQuincy creating a beach art.

Sand artist on Carmel Beach creates beauty with nature; KSBW (01-11-2016)
San Francisco-based earthscape artist Andres Amador creates stunning works of art on stretches of California beaches. His most recent canvass was Carmel Beach. 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…

VIDEO: Tony Plant’s Beach Art, Filmed By Ruarri Joseph; (11-26-2015)
“… stop, and see the beauty we are surrounded by…”

Sand Man – The Sand Art of Peter; CBS News (12-25-2015)
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…

The First Animated Beach Drawing Film; Jamie Wardley and the Sand In Your Eye Team. (10-16-2010)
“An idea is like a seed, if you feed it then it may grow. It took four hours to make and lived only for the time of the tides.” Jamie Wardley, Finn Varney and 15 Yorkshire artists have collaborated to make the first animated beach sand drawing at Filey, North Yorkshire…

Hidden Beached Whale Revealed in 17th-Century Dutch Painting

“View of Scheveningen Sands,” before and after conservators uncovered a beached whale in the painting. Photo source: Fitzwilliam Museum / LiveScience


When art conservators in the United Kingdom were cleaning a 17th-century Dutch seascape, they found a surprise: an image of a beached whale that had been hidden for at least 150 years.

Until recently, the painting — “View of Scheveningen Sands,” created by Hendrick van Anthonissen around 1641 — simply showed groups of people gathered on a beach in The Hague in the Netherlands…

WATCH: On Youtube: Whale tale: a Dutch seascape and its lost Leviathan-Fitzwilliam Museum
Earlier this year a conservator at the Hamilton Kerr Institute made a surprising discovery while working on a painting owned by the Fitzwilliam Museum. As Shan Kuang removed the old varnish from the surface, she revealed the whale that had been the intended focus of the scene…

Read Full Article, LiveScience

Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados: An Artist’s Perspective

Volcanoes, batik on silk, 4′ x 4.’ Image courtesy of © Mary Edna Fraser.

By Celie Dailey;

Mary Edna Fraser, an artist known for her large-scale batiks on silk and illustrations of geology and geography, was invited on the Research Vessel Atlantis by Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover, chair of the Division of Marine Science and Conservation & director of the Marine Lab of Duke University.

Artists were challenged to capture the essence of discovery as scientists mapped the seafloor, made measurements, sampled zooplankton, and deployed the remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) Jason to collect benthic invertebrates.

Sitting in the control room of the Jason, artists were able to ask the pilot to stop for them to observe the otherworldly scene and make art. On this leg of the excursion, artists created watercolors and captured video, experiencing life on a state of the art research vessel. The excitement of working alongside world renowned scientists and the incredible Woods Hole crew is apparent. Scientists too were inspired by the art being created on board from video monitors, maps and creatures pulled from the deep.

Fraser’s story shows her initiation into this foreign world, where artists seldom see science and research in action, and reveals the synergy created among the 55 people on board as the excursion progresses.

This video is an introduction to the exhibition Art & Science: Envisioning Ocean Depths, supported by Duke University. The collaboration has resulted in a stirring portrayal of the wondrous world of the deep ocean floor off the coast of Barbados. Cindy has a historical vision of the deep sea, paired with an enthusiasm for art as a means of reaching a broader audience.

United by the excitement of discovery, Fraser’s story shows artists and scientists working together and inspiring each other in mutual wonderment.

We are currently seeking venues for the traveling exhibition.

WATCH On Vimeo: Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados: An Artist’s Perspective,

Art & Science: Envisioning Ocean Depths, Mary Edna Fraser, artist

Global Climate Change: A Primer
A Book by Orrin H. Pilkey and Keith C. Pilkey, Illustrated with batik art by Mary Edna Fraser…

3D Artists Give Beach A New Dimension

3D sand art, by Jamie Harkins, Lucia Lupf, David Rendu and Constanza Nightingale. Photo source: Jamie Harkins / Facebook.
Jamie Harkins is an artist and musician currently working out of his studio in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. While the NZ native is best known for his paintings of surrealist landscapes, it’s his 3D beach art that has been garnering him recent attention, both locally and online. The technique is known as anamorphosis. The image itself is distorted, but when viewed from a specific vantage point, a 3D effect on a 2D surface is achieved.Captions source


A group of imaginative artists has shown magic can be made from a few simple lines in the sand…

View photo gallery: Jamie Harkins, Facebook

Read Full Article, New Zealand Herald

3D sand art, by Jamie Harkins, Lucia Lupf, David Rendu and Constanza Nightingale. Photo source: Jamie Harkins / Facebook.