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Drawing in the Sand Answered

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.

Link via Geekdad

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
Biotele

12 years ago

He should have pretended that they were made by aliens.

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LoneWolf
LoneWolf

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

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
Whaleman

Reply 12 years ago

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

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Almost like an optical illusion...

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Sharku
Sharku

Reply 12 years ago

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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F-17
F-17

12 years ago

I agree!!

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

12 years ago

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
xACIDITYx

12 years ago

The Ice Sculpture Link was a pretty awesome youtube video.

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Shadowmang
Shadowmang

12 years ago

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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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

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=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

lol

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

Why is it green?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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=
=SMART=

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

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

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i_build_stuff
i_build_stuff

12 years ago

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