I am an environmental artist, an ebb tide sand sculptor. I draw large murals on the shore with the low tide. I design & build various instruments and tools, to create diverse geometric patterns for textures and berm effect. My geometric mandala motifs make an attempt to emphasize rhythms of mathematical progressions and patterns.
Time is also emphasized as as I draw with the ever changing conditions. I step back and photograph and view the space of my creation from a high bluff to get overall perspective. It’s gratifying to observe the magic from peoples reactions with their unexpected discoveries in the sand.
Then the invariably rising tide consumes it. My art washes way in the sunset waves and foam. My spontaneous art makes a statement of passages of time and how in nature creation and destruction are two stages of the same creative act.
My art involves sacred geometry revealing inner connectedness on multitude of different levels. Children are naturally dawned in to dance and play in the patterns. Labyrinths seem to attract public participation in my process.They come to help place glass beads and decorate it as if were going to last forever.
Every time I go down to the beach I find a better technique for drawing circles and lines in the sand. Using rock and table salt as in embellishment that sparkles with stark whiteness.
Currently I am attracted to making Sri Yantras.They are ancient intricate diagrams of the cosmos.The magnitude of the scale sometimes extends to one hundred sixty feet in diameter, seems to project an interactive resonance that extends beyond mere intellectual explanation.
It’s a meditation in itself.
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