It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas - Paul Cezanne
Back in December, we showed you how Simon Beck has been transforming the untouched snow in the French Alps into a blank canvas for his ‘snow’ art. In the spirit of impending spring (fingers crossed), we now bring you environmental artist, Tony Plant who uses sand as a medium for his geometric creations.
Using a simple garden rake for the most part, Plant spends hours painstakingly carving intricate swirling designs into the scenic beaches of England, particularly those in Cornwall. Choosing locations based on their low tidal zone, he ensures that the sand is flat and wet to allow for high-contrast lines from his quick drags of the rake.
By the time he has completed the design, there’s usually only a couple of hours to take some shots and enjoy the view before it’s washed away by the impending tide leaving another blank canvas in it’s place.
Seem like a lot of work? We agree, but I suppose it’s all in the name of self expression.
Check out this video of him in action:
To see more of his work, visit: www.tonyplant.co.uk