Since 2013 (together with my team) I've been creating sand art on the beaches of South West England. Each piece is the final process of a design concept that has been carefully considered in advance. By following a comprehensive plan, my team and I are able to survey a beach, accurately plotting points, which can subsequently be utilised and linked in a specific order to create each artwork. My tool of choice is an adjustable wire headed leaf rake which I use to tickle the surface of the sand. This exposes the wetter subsurface, thus providing the contrast for the art to become visible. Each piece can only be fully appreciated when viewed from overhead – At ground level the art appears more abstract. I usually practice my sand art below Brean Down – a rocky headland that juts out into the Bristol Channel and offers 300ft elevated views over the beach below. The Bristol Channel has the second largest tidal range in the world. This exposes a wide expanse of sand during low tide, providing an ideal canvas for my art which can measure up to 500ft in diameter. 'Time and tide wait for no man' – Due to tidal conditions I only have a brief window of opportunity in which to create and record each artwork before the incoming tide erases it. I enjoy working with nature and overcoming all the challenges that this presents. Knowing the fleeting patterns that I leave behind in some way act as catalysts for people to take pleasure and meaning from makes it all worthwhile. I'd advise anyone to get creative the next time they visit the coast. Go with the flow and develop a style of art that represents yourself!
Due to the sand arts fleeting nature, very few people have the opportunity to experience it first hand. By way of creating something tangible for everyone to appreciate throughout the year, and to help fund future art, I’ve produced a sand art calendar for peoples purchasing pleasure. Each calendar is printed onto 235 g/m² premium glossy card stock, and when opened, measures approximately 280mm x 420mm.
Prices are as follows:
x1 = £20.00 GBP
x2 = £36.00 GBP
x3 = £48.00 GBP
x4 = £56.00 GBP
x5 = £60.00 GBP
x10 = £100.00 GBP
*** Delivery is included in these prices ***
To place an order, please select the desired quantity from the drop-down option below. Click on the PayPal 'Buy Now' button and enter your payment details along with your delivery address. Once you've placed an order I will process it and send you a conformation email along with an estimated delivery date (and tracking number for overseas orders). Calendars will be printed to order and dispatched directly from the printing company. Unfortunately they are currently only able to deliver to the following countries (although this may be subject to change and will be amended accordingly), therefore please check below to see if your country is listed before placing an order. Thanks 🙂
United States of America