While doing my research before launching a campaign for Most Love Declarations on Sand Record, I found artists that share my sand passion. They created the largest sand drawings on Earth, took part in making special advertising sand art campaigns for recognized companies and brands, supported charity foundations and have already made their contribution to the development of this unusual art direction. Ladies and gentlemen, meet these heroes who prove that sand is a perfect canvas.
1. Andres Amador. First of all, this artist was the first to introduce sand drawings to me. True landscape genius, his works are so well integrated into the environment that it seems they belong to the place. Andres works on beaches of California creating his works on low tide with a simple rake.
Sand landscape drawings by Andres Amador
2. Jim Denevan, another sand artist from California, does not limit himself in geography. He created his drawings on beaches, in deserts, dry lake bottoms, being inspired with simplicity of Nazca lines in Peru. Jim is also the author of the World Record for the largest sand drawing in Nevada desert.
World largest sand drawing by Jim Denevan
3. Jamie Wardley drawings have adorned beaches all over the north of England and Scotland. Portraits seem to be his specials and I cannot even image what it takes to make them so precise.
Jamie Wardley and his sand portraits
4. Peter Donnelly is an artist based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the author of over 1000 works into the New Brighton sands.
Sand canvases by Peter Donnelly
5. Jamie Harkins, Constanza Nightingale and David Rendu make a team of young sand artists called 3DSD. Probably tired of geometrical figures, they got inspired by 3D chalk drawings on pavement, and decided to take the concept to the beach. Very impressive, I must say.
3D drawings by 3DSD
6. With a profound respect for the environment, Iranian artist Ahmad Nadalian has etched thousands of stones, small and large, with images of fish, crabs, faces, hands and feet which he then buries in the earth or tosses into bodies of water around the world.
Nadalian also carves cylinder seals and uses them in his worldwide quest to bring awareness to environmental issues.
Sand printing by Ahmad Nadalian