just monkeying around…

by RaShell on 2008-02-25

These gigantic sand doodles are hardly the same thing as our thoughtless paper scribbles. They require some planning, lots of hard physical work and the scale is obviously out of our league. BUT, I can still see the relation.
Something like a cousins, twice removed.

The swirls, the patterns, the fact that it’s so temporary and can be easily destroyed…

I officially proclaim this unusual artist – the Grand Sand Doodler of all times.

About Jim Denevan

February 25th, 2008 at 9:35 am
13 Responses to “Doodles in the Sand.”
  1. 1

    Wow, these are really amazing. My back is aching from watching him create them.

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    normand Says:

    Amazing! Too bad is will be washed out by the waters.

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    RaShell Says:

    Hi Entrepreneur,
    You’re right, this must be a big pain in the neck (literally) to do these 😉

  4. 4
    RaShell Says:

    Hello normand,

    Yeah, I guess that’s the “nature of the beast”. But while they exist, they’re quite beautiful.

  5. 5

    WAY too much time on their hands.

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    RaShell Says:


    I hear yah. But it does end up looking pretty cool from up high 😉

  7. 7

    Wait until the sand arrives; then the work starts.
    The Baldchemist

  8. 8

    Of course I meant the cement! sorry about that.BC

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    lalosebat Says:

    Too much time on his hands? Must be cutting into his sitting on the couch in front of the TV stuffing potato chips in his face time.

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    Blinky Eleanor Says:

    Beauty and fun are never a waste of time. They enrich all of us …perhaps when we need it most.

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    Jodi Says:

    Awesome, art is beautiful and can be found everywhere is never a waste of time, to bad his gets washed away with the high tide.

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    Susan Doughnim Says:

    “Too much time on his hands”

    Do people realize how absolutely RUDE that is to say? How nasty and mean it is? Why not just say ‘what a useless waste of time’ – because that’s really what you’re saying. No, really, it is. Think about it, and maybe check yourself before you insult the next person.

    No one has ‘too much time’, we all get the same number of hours a day. Kudos to the artists who ‘waste’ theirs and give us really cool and beautiful things to look at. And it takes a special kind of artist to put so much pride and effort into temporary art. We could all learn something from that, I think.

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    Alec Says:

    “Too bad is will be washed out by the waters”.

    Won’t all our work be washed away in the end?