[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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