2D drawings on the beach turns 3D with humans in them
Public sand art on beautiful beaches has been amazingly done by many but they have always been about patterns and geometrics. Until Jamie Harkins, an artist and musician from New Zealand, came ashore and created these cheeky optical illusions and 3D images on beaches that makes us go WOW!
Harkins employs the same trick of perspective called anamorphosis that sidewalk chalk artists employ to fool us into thinking that their 2D illustrations are actually 3D. It requires that the viewer observe the art from a certain perspective for its illusion to work. Harkins’ art would appear like meaningless lines to people on the beach, but viewed from afar, they transform into sailboats, docks, steps, or other artistic images from Harkins’ wild imagination.
He goes one step further by getting people to pose within his images, blurring the line between reality and illusion before the sands of time arrives in high tide.
Yoshitoshi Kanemaki born 1972 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan is a sculptor who chisels and morphs dual characters from blocks of life-sized camphor wood.
My sculpture questions “What is life?” “What is death?”
I know there is no clear answer, but again today I carve while asking, “Memento mori?”
I used Japanese wood carving techniques to express the western theme of “Memento mori”.