Beach Art

Beach Art | Newport, OR | March 2019

Look closely at this photo. See the faces and bones? Creatures and claws? It looks like a charcoal drawing by a surrealist artist, but it’s really a patch of beach etched by flowing water. More specifically, it’s art created in sand as a creek seeks its original source, the sea. I admire how the stream, oblivious to critics and marketplace, follows its inventive instincts one sand grain at a time. We viewers do the rest — give meaning to the abstract, find form in the ephemeral.