The other day I was reading an article on this dude who creates sand art. With rake in hand, he spends hours on the beach creating designs with his simple yard tool. It sounds very unconventional but once you’ve seen it, you will be shocked. Seen from an aerial view, his designs appear to be intricate, using the direction in which he strokes the sand to create shadows and depth. This article got me wondering, why doesn’t someone create something similar to this at Coronado’s beach. Maybe someone has and I just don’t know about it?
The thing about creating artwork with sand means that it won’t last very long. Sure, if you build a sand castle, you can do so up on higher ground where it is safe from high tide. But with this guy’s sand art, he rakes into the harder sand when it is low tide, meaning it will disappear once the moon pulls the waves closer to shore.
For me, drawing pictures in the sand has always been the best part of going to the beach. So maybe one of these days I will follow suit and bring my garden rake down to the beach. I’m sure there will be a few quizzical stares but who cares, right? Creating art, for a long time has always been questioned by others. My feeling is that if you stand by what you produce then good for you!