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I can’t help but become incredibly introspective and humbled when I discover artists like Jim Denevan
Something about these ephemeral, measured earthworks transcend the boundary of scale, seem to bridge the boundary of the macro-microcosmic divide. *sigh*.
Denevan’s works are site-specific, in that he combs the beach shore for a suitable piece of driftwood, which he uses to draw shapes into the sand, based upon the surrounding environment (the shapes of clouds, leaves, terrain, etc.) and landmarks as reference points for the construction of works, some of which take up to 7 hours.
He must posess that same rare gene that Andy Goldsworthy does, which allows such concentration and dedication to something so transitory. 🙂
I love EAMO‘s (say it like ay-moe) unabashed sense of cultural identity. His vibrant, poppy illustrations are injected with kitschy Australian-isms, displaying that tongue-in-cheek eclecticism which is so essentially Australian
The black and white image above is part of the basis for a wall installation that recently emblazoned the rock temple that is the Annadale Hotel.
Check out his website for more visual candy and working sketches. It’s amazing to see the magic one person can weave with a brush pen and black and white ink…