Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Off Season - Art Season

The depths of winter is a slow time for Outstanding in the Field but a busy time when it comes to OITF founder Jim Denevan's art work. On several days of each month Jim heads up to a favorite secret beach north of Santa Cruz, CA to draw in sand. The trail to the beach is washed out so Jim has to wade down the center of a small stream to reach the sand. All this difficulty means few footprints and few visitors: a beautiful peaceful place to draw. The tide must be very low, only ten or more days per month have the preferred conditions. When conditions are right Jim spends hours on the sand, composing huge freehand temporary drawings that wash away with the tide.

Here are some photographs from the past month:










5 comments:

cornmom said...

Greetings, Jim!

Just found your website and your fantastic beach art....is this near Davenport? I worked in the area for a while and did a great tv segment with Chef Michel Nischan....we gathered mussels on the beach at Davenport....

best,
Loretta Oden

Raw Jules said...

Once again I have not been able to get a reservation to one of your Los Angeles dinners...but I love your beach art and I can enjoy that with an organic glass of wine and meal anytime!

Tanya said...

Wow This is Truly amazing Art.. Breathtaking..
Looking forward to one day coming over there for lunch..he he..

Tanya Australia...

William said...

I love it the beach work!

Have you seen Andy Goldsworthy's stuff in Golden Gate Park. It's his book photos come alive!

Carissa W said...

I was just there, watching kite boarders! It was during the fires, and the double helicopters were coming right down above the highway to dunk their buckets in the river.

Gorgeous art, I'm inspired. Also drooling over all photos here.