Monday, January 28, 2013

Jim Denevan: Artist in Sand, Earth, and Ice


Jim Denevan loves many things--surfing, cooking, movement, spirals, and the land.  He creates large scale drawings, freehand with no measuring aids, all within the canvas of the land itself.  He loves to create in the sand--artwork that is then photographed and gone.  He uses a rake or a piece of driftwood and walks for hours, sometimes up to 30 miles to create a complex geometric drawing.  


He has also used an ice canvas for his creations.  In 2010, he created spiral of circles along a Fibonacci curve.  The circles were as small as 18" and up to several miles in diameter.  The location was Lake Baikal in Siberia. 


This video is a wonderful look into his process: