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The Art of Jim Denevan

Hi everyone!

Been doing a bit of research on various kinds of temporary art and thought I’d share some great stuff I have found so far! The first I’d like to share is the art of Jim Denevan.

Jim makes temporary drawings on sand, earth and ice that are eventually erased by waves and weather. The first time I saw Jim’s art, I instantly fell in love with it. It’s simple and complex at the same time. It inspires me to think in new ways. It reminds me to think both infinitely small and outrageously big in all that I do.. to stretch things to their limits.

Some of his pieces have such a large scope that they use vehicles to create the shapes.

This overlay shows the size comparison for the piece above.

Well, that is all for today. I hope his work inspires you to think in new ways about even the most ordinary of things!

To see more of Jim’s work, and to read about his other project Outstanding in the Field, visit his website:

later alligators!

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. I’m so glad I happened upon your blog. This guy is amazing!

    Thursday, February 3, 2011
    • I am glad too Beth! Really LOVE your photography! I took a wildlife photography workshop last year – it was such great fun and gave me huge respect for people who do it well!

      Glad you like JIm’s stuff – so inspiring! =)

      Thursday, February 3, 2011
  2. Thank you! I love bird photography and have started doing some urban stuff wtih HDR which is a lot of fun. I started blogging about, too:

    I bow to your craftiness! I could never do that with any proficiency and think I will stick to the camera. ;-)

    Friday, February 4, 2011
    • Well thanks Beth! Checked out your blog – i really love the most recent photo of the viaduct! The blue & orange accents of color really set it off!
      Will add you to my list of blogs to keep an eye on! =)

      Saturday, February 5, 2011
  3. lovely. you should check out Andy Goldsworth, if you have yet. =]

    Sunday, May 27, 2012
    • Hi Neil. Indeed I have since learned of Andy Goldsworth’s art too – SO beautiful. They are both so inspiring! Thanks for stopping by! =)

      Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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