Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand. At low tide on wide beaches Jim searches the shore for a wave tossed stick. After finding a good stick and composing himself in the near and far environment Jim draws, laboring up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles.

The resulting sand drawing is made entirely freehand w/ no measuring aids whatsoever. From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places. Places to explore and be, and to see relation and distance. For a time these tangible specific places exist in the indeterminate environment of ocean shore. From high above the marks are seen as isolated phenomena, much like clouds, rivers or buildings. Soon after Jim's motions and marks are completed water moves over and through, leaving nothing. For more of his art, visit his online portfolio. Cheers! ;)

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan

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I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. I work at Printi as a Designer and Front-End Developer. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.