Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head. His photographs of miniscule grains of sands reveal that each grain of sand can be beautiful and unique. The sand in his images is full of remnants from various tropical sea organisms large and small.
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British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, representing the Sand In Your Eye sand and ice sculpture gallery, created an unforgettable and thought-provoking work, entitled The Fallen 9000, to commemorate International Peace Day (Sept. 21st). Together with a group of volunteers, the artists covered the D-Day landing beach in Arromanche, France with the silhouettes of 9000 fallen soldiers.
Do you remember the amazing sand drawings by Andres Amador and Jim Denevan? This time, instead of using rakes or driftwood, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg decided to take it to the next level by using a tractor. Gunilla attached a special star pattern made of tyre threads to a metal cylinder of the tractor that cleans Laga beach in Spain. Following the lunar and tidal calendar, the pattern is remade again and again at all possible days at low tide.
San Francisco-area based landscape artist Andres Amador creates amazing large-scale sand paintings on beaches using only a rake and some help from volunteers. We’ve already featured some Sand Drawings by Jim Denevan and Snow Paintings by Sonja Hinrichsen before, but it still amazes me how many hours are spent creating something so large yet impermanent as these beach drawings.