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Artist Jim Denevan makes sand drawings--but on a much bigger scale than your average beachcomber. This one is three miles across, a project that required a mind-boggling 100 miles of walking to complete. After one week, though, a rainstorm made the drawing disappear completely.

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If you like this, another artist who works in nature is Andy Goldsworthy. Some of his pieces do not last more than a few hours, such as this ice sculpture from :30 to :55 that melted as soon as the sun rose.

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Biotele (author)2008-06-27

He should have pretended that they were made by aliens.

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LoneWolf (author)Biotele2010-03-02

Yeah, then he should say it had mysterious rejuvinating qualites, fence it off, and charge for admission :)

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Kiteman (author)2008-06-27

In the image joshf posted, does anybody else see the odd perspective? Like the top half of the photo is also closer than the artist in the middle?

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Whaleman (author)Kiteman2008-07-01

Yeah... THAT is what seemed wrong about it... Sort of like some sort of oval tube.

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xACIDITYx (author)Kiteman2008-06-28

Almost like an optical illusion...

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bumpus (author)Kiteman2008-06-27

yeah, if you stare at it, it looks like an elliptical tube... weird

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Sharku (author)bumpus2008-06-28

it looks like an inverted cone. with the top cut off..... great... now how does he get out? without ruining it that is.....

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the_burrito_master (author)2008-06-28

cool. it dose look like an optical illusion. to get out all he has to do is have the helicopter that took the picture pick him up.

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xACIDITYx (author)2008-06-28

The Ice Sculpture Link was a pretty awesome youtube video.

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Shadowmang (author)2008-06-26

ooooooooo..... awesome I saw this on the news like 2 months ago. There's more than just this one, on the news they showed like 3 or 4 of them.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2008-06-26
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bumpus (author)2008-06-26

holy moly, how did he get the circles so symmetrical?

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Kiteman (author)bumpus2008-06-26

Since he used a stick, I'd guess he just turned on the spot, like a pair of human compasses.

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-06-26

Kiteman remember that once repetition is built in to our memory it's very easy one a large scale, the tolerances are big remember....

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=SMART= (author)2008-06-26
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Kiteman (author)=SMART=2008-06-26

It's a dry lake-bed, not an ocean beach. It's not just sand, but silt, salts, algae and all sorts of stuff.

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=SMART= (author)Kiteman2008-06-26

oh ok, so by dragging the stick the algae appeared and created the pattern ?

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Kiteman (author)=SMART=2008-06-26

Pretty much - it was a smooth surface, and he's roughened it up.

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i_build_stuff (author)2008-06-26

how he do it with no foot prints he hover, he a genie! lol but anyway thats cool.

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