Many people experience a sense of peace and comfort when they walk on a beach, and it’s one of those little things in life that makes us forget all our problems for a moment. However, for Jon Foreman, a land artist from the United Kingdom, the beach is a canvas that gives him the opportunity to be creative. Foreman creates absolutely breathtaking art by using natural materials such as pebbles, stones, and shells. In most of his works, he creates striking swirling patterns, crescents, circles, and squares by aesthetically arranging stones, pebbles, etc. Sometimes, he spends over six hours on an artwork. Whenever he completes an artwork, the sandy beaches are temporarily transformed into a masterpiece. These transient installations will beautify the beaches till nature reclaims them, or the tides wash them away. Most of his works are inspired by nature itself, such as patterns on shells and ripples on the sand.
Growing up in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Foreman became greatly fascinated by the stunning coastline and woodlands. Today, he’s beautifying nature by creating art on nature itself. Isn’t that amazing? Although he often plans ahead what he wants to create, his rock and sand designs often emanate life on their own. Foreman states that he likes it when he doesn’t know how exactly the artwork will turn out in the end. Sometimes, he draws mesmerizing patterns on sand without using found objects. He photographs his creations from above, showcasing the magnificence of his works.
So, if you’re interested in art that’s created in nature using components of nature, check out Jon Foreman’s incredible creations below!