Jon Foreman discovered land art while in college and immediately fell in love with it. He felt that the natural world had more in it to be explored, particularly where he lives, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Since the area has an extensive coastline, a huge part of Foreman's work revolves around the stones he finds near the sea. Using everything from tiny pebbles to big rocks, the artist surprises beachgoers with mesmerizing arrangements that never cease to amaze.

"I create using many natural materials but stone has proven to be the material which I can manipulate best. Be it color, angle, shape, size, placement, spacing," Foreman told Bored Panda. "Typically, I either start with a rough idea of what I'd like to do or no idea whatsoever! Then I collect what I can carry and start by placing stone by stone, steadily losing myself in the process and disconnecting from the stress of everyday life."

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Eva Bryson
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How did the artist find these stones in the environment of the size and color he needed?

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Foreman said land art presents more to him as an artist than, say, drawing or painting. "There are endless possibilities. Not only that but there are endless environments to work in, each and every one different to the next. Getting out and creating work has a profound effect on my mental health. It keeps my mind healthy and content."

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Foreman really took his work to the next level in 2018 when he participated in the Llano Earth Art Fest. "There, I met around 30 artists whom I have known online for years but never met in person. This festival is responsible for so much development in the field and I am extremely grateful for it. Partly due to this festival, land art has developed a really tight and positive community in the last few years."

However, their community has been targeted by news articles which, as far as Foreman can tell, have been nothing more than opinions. In fact, he knows one of them from The Guardian which even stated at the top of the text that it was an opinion. "Many people read it then took it to be fact. These articles claim that what we create is damaging to the environment and creatures that may be living there. I absolutely oppose this as we are creating work with nature and if anything, we do it to show that it needs protecting."

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2 weeks ago

It's like a necklace an ancient princess would wear.

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"Just as an example, these stone creations are made only a few feet away from where I collected them. The tide then comes and washes them back to where they came from. How is that damaging?" the artist asked. "Any creatures that live in this environment (I almost never come across any) will be used to such turbulent conditions and me moving rocks will make no difference at all. The creatures that do live in these conditions will not be settling down to make homes. They are constantly moving like the tide does."

"Take a step away from the outdoors. Look at the materials around you. Where have they come from? The batteries that are in our phones/laptops are made from materials that have been mined from the ground. The cars we drive, the paper we use, the art supplies I would otherwise be using if I wasn't using materials outdoors. All this is more damaging to the environment than anything I do."

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Avery S Alberico
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2 weeks ago

A portal to the matrix, enter at your own risk

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Monty Glue
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2 weeks ago

What an imagination! Now I can see the supply of raw materials too. Beautiful.

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Athenalikesowls
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2 weeks ago

Gosh so pretty

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Monty Glue
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2 weeks ago

I love this one too. Maybe because I have my own collection of stones from my travels. This art just speaks to me.

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Monika Soffronow
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2 weeks ago

What a perfect example of how our minds find beauty and solace in recognizable patterns.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 weeks ago

I love these!

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Athenalikesowls
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2 weeks ago

Maui how many hooks do you have

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Raine Soo
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2 weeks ago

This looks like an Echeveria succulent plant.

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Sonali Dahiwile
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2 weeks ago

Rocking.

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Pillowhead
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2 weeks ago

Its going down towards Pan's Labyrinth

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Athenalikesowls
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2 weeks ago

Awesome colors

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tuzdayschild
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2 weeks ago

How beautiful! I had to look twice to figure out how they made this one.

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Otaku panda
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2 weeks ago

Sharingan!

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Monty Glue
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2 weeks ago

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop it!

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Doctor who?!
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2 weeks ago

Ying yang can anyone else see it

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Natalie Black
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2 weeks ago

Impressive!

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Phart
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2 weeks ago

I do believe I've unintentionally upvoted them all

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Athenalikesowls
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2 weeks ago

I love it

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Hermione Granger
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2 weeks ago

Beautiful! Nice birds-eye veiw photo as well!

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Doctor who?!
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2 weeks ago

These are all just amzing patternes

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Breda Merela
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2 weeks ago

Wow!! All of these are truly stunning.

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Doctor who?!
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Looks like a pillow! Be a bit hard tho

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elfin
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2 weeks ago

So, what happens when they all hatch?

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Ranae Pearce
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2 weeks ago

I totally did this when I was at the beach and I thought I was being such a nerd now I know I was just completely artistic and that it is considered therapeutic I just thought I was being obsessive lol!

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Jacek Wilkos
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1 week ago

Great light also.

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Tahmid Shakil
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2 weeks ago

Awesome!

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dipti gupta mohanty
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2 weeks ago

all the images are wow! just love the compositions!

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