Art, Zero energy, Jim Denevan, sand, illustration, temporal landscape art, california, beach

Based in Santa Cruz, CA, Denevan’s art brings an appreciation for natural environments and the passage of time. His large-scale drawings have been accomplished on ice, earth, and now sand. Using a rake or a simple driftwood stick, he spends hours on huge and complex geometric patterns that are destined to be washed away with the tides.

Large-scale spirals, circles, straight lines and geometric forms are all part of Denevan’s temporal landscape art.

His unique interest in large-scale art started from an early age; he saw it as a way to deal with his father’s death from Alzheimer’s disease, when he was only five. “To get out everyday and to lose a drawing that’s a mile across every time – it’s a great fight,” he says.

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Photos by Jim Denevan