The Pembrokeshire coastline has become a canvas for land artist Jon Foreman, who creates spectacular large scale sand drawings often covering entire beaches.
The Pembrokeshire-based artist heads to the beach with three items to create his gigantic sand masterpieces – a rake, a stick, and some string – that includes labyrinths and mandalas. He also uses shells and stones to create other artworks in the sand.
Jon Foreman began creating his nature-based work while in college. Since then, his land art has ranged from minimal stone sculptures to sweeping sand drawings. He may use stones or driftwood to make something small and minimal, and has even created works in derelict environments using materials such as broken glass, ashes and general debris.
Most often the weather and immediate climate will make the land artist’s work disappear – either blown down or washed away by the tide, and sometimes other people will interfere.
Having grown up in Pembrokeshire, Jon Foreman has a strong connection with the land, which includes stretches of beautiful coastline as well as woodlands, partnering up with nature itself to create his stunning artworks.
The artist’s work is not just something he enjoys but it is also a therapy for him, an escape from the stresses of everyday life. He says: “Everyone knows that going to the beach or being out in nature releases stress, so this is basically the ultimate therapy. In our current world with so much going on it is so good to get away from all that and coexist with nature.”
Images Credit: Sculpt the World
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.