Jim Denevan is an American artist who creates temporary land art mostly on sandy beaches and dry lakes from all over the world. He’s using natural surface as a canvas to create massive scale drawings in sand, ice and earth. The interesting part is that Jim draws these large scaled shapes using only a stick or rake, reinventing the area without interfering with the natural habitat. Even more intriguing are his unusual themes, most of the projects representing complex geometrical drawings, which can be comprehended only from above whether it is from a high hill or even from a plane. When we take a more focused look at this unusual and ephemeral forms of art, an obvious question appears in our mind: how on earth it is possible to draw these amazing works in a such simple way with such primitive instruments?
Visit Jim Denevan’s website to find more information or take a look here to see his latest project in Siberia, on the Baikal Lake, where he created the world’s largest single artwork on ice, representing spirals and circles along a Fibonacci curve. We invite you to accept our challenge of contemplating on the meanings and messages and reply with your discoveries.