[NetBehaviour] Artist Evewright Creates "Walking Drawings" Sand Designs On British Coastline.
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Sat Jul 14 12:27:40 CEST 2012
Artist Evewright Creates "Walking Drawings" Sand Designs On British
Many street art installations tend to be temporary, vulnerable to the
whims of the public domain whose upkeep often involves whitewashing the
walls that were the artists' canvases. But one artist, London-based
Evewright, is taking the ephemeral nature of public art even farther.
He's turned to the beach as his canvas, creating giant swirling designs
on the wave-engulfed sands of the British coastline.
Titled "Walking Drawings," the experimental installation project has
been ongoing for the past eight years. The large-scale sand designs are
initally created by the artist using a combination of freehand and
mechanical tools. Etched into the sand across a quarter mile of beach in
the early morning, the designs are then given life by people dressed in
all black who volunteer to walk the creations from start to finish. They
represent various ages, genders and cultures, and are filmed and
photographed while hypnotically tracing the path of the drawing by foot.
Most recently, some of the project's participants were set atop dark
Cumbria Heavy Horses, heightening the mystical feel of the performance.
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