Eco-art: Jim Denevan’s sand-art is strictly for art’s sake
Jim Denevanâ€™s art is all about etching his ingenuity on sand. Carving on a vast canvas with naturally abundant brushes (wave tossed sticks); he does it without any measuring aids. Itâ€™s all freehand stuff. It usually takes him 7 hours or 30 miles of labor to compose, design rather, a single oeuvre. What makes this art unique is his unconcerned attitude toward these creations. Unconcerned since waves wipe them off, but he never utters a word on this.
People always ask how it feels to have them wash away, but who would want it not to wash away?
Isnâ€™t it a true projection of an old maxim, art for artâ€™s sake? Well, heâ€™s more concerned with the delight he gets in inhabiting the untouched regions of the world. This clarity of perception allows him to hear the natureâ€™s call, maybe, a shift from the mundane chores.
Amazing works of art:
1) In 2005, Jim Denevan debuted his museum compilation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.
2) In the same year, his work became a part of the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California.
3) In 2007, Jim had a show at PS1/MOMA in New York City.
4) In May 2009, he was in Nevada working on a 9 miles project.