12 August 2009

Now you see it... Now you don't

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Peter Donnelly has been practicing his unique take on sand art for over ten years, a period during which he has created almost one thousand pieces of art - only to see each creative outpouring washed away by the encroaching sea. 


  1. Fabulous work ... its impermanence makes it all the more precious.

  2. I need to go look for a video or something. I NEED to see how he does this.
    Is it scraped into the sand?

    Is it a paint?

    It is AMAZING and beautiful indeed!

    Thanks for posting it Angie.

  3. I real labour of love wouldnt you say!?

    Actually, Ill go looking for this again cause I am pretty sure there was an accompanying video.
    I believe he does this with a stick and a rake only.
    shall get back to you and let you know if I find the vid and the link and I will post them here.

  4. yep, had seen this artist's work a while back (did a blog on it, but i think it was in 360 times)... at any rate, here's the vid...

    and this one, tho of sand built up into art, not like the one's of peter's with the art being the sand in the beach, still has some incredible and beautiful creations...

  5. hey thankyou David.. I didnt get back to post the vid or the link so this will save me scouting around for it tonight. .. I love these sand scupltures.. Ive seen some amazing ones over time whilst googling.

  6. Wow, these are really beautiful! Like sand tattoos! I love it.

  7. And then they go. Just like that!!!!