So, this is not really land art, but some pictures taken on a little beach where we spent an afternoon . I am fascinated by the way people leave little structures and formations behind on a beach. Evidence of our fundamental desire to create!
This was a tiny beach, but I found a few examples of 'land art'.
|This structure is like a little shelter. Cleo (my daughter) is on the top - she made some adaptations of her own to the entrance|
|I loved this little formation - the pink stones were attached to the sticks with some mud|
|Another structure that I found on this tiny stretch of beach. Notice how these formations are usually circles!|
|My husband and daughter's addition to the earthworks on the beach (with no prompting by me!) They made a mound of stones, covered it with sand, left for lunch and it had been broken apart by the time they returned|
|My own addition, with apologies to Richard Long and Robert Smithson. I did not leave this on the beach though, I felt that there were many other creative possibilities with those stones, so brought them (and a few more) home in a bag.|
|My earthwork, in the landscape|
Here are some images of 'real' Land Art, one of my favourite art movements of all time.
For other Beach Art, click here.