Even a four leaf clover can be given a dose of natural beach style, when it's created entirely out of seashells!
Like the four leaf clover here, works of art in the sand are popular year round, with sand sculpture exhibitions and contests in just about every major beachside town.
Another extraordinary style of sand art is created not with seashells or sculpted in 3-dimensional shapes, but in 2-dimension form, and is created with a rake! For over 15 years, American artist Andres Amador has been creating beautiful, if impermanent, works of art in the sand using nothing more than a rake.
His Earthscape sand art can span over 100,000 feet, and can only be achieved during low tide. His sand art does not last long- within minutes of finishing a piece, and often while still in progress, the returning tide begins resetting the canvas.
"My art is my way to processing the world I experience and recreating it in grand yet fleeting ways that are a tribute to the regenerative capacity of the human spirit. I wish for viewers of my work to experience a sense of wonder and renewed appreciation for the miracle of life. I offer an opportunity to step outside of one's day to day life and stand present in this timeless moment."
Hope you enjoy the following images of fleeting works of art by Andres and Jim Denevan - and may you be lucky enough on this St. Patrick's Day, to actually experience one in person!
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