Finding stone or pebble on beach is a big thing for kids. They can spend hours and hours search for the “treasure”. But for the land artist Jon Foreman, he does not only search for them, but arrange them in eye-pleasing formations on the beach. Foreman said:

“The simple act of placing stone upon stone in the sand is very therapeutic. I’m sure we all enjoy a walk on the beach but this process I find to be more immersive; being there in nature, losing myself in the work, having left behind all the stresses of day to day life. There are so many ways of working with stone; the color, the size, the shape the angle it is placed, the direction it faces, endless possibilities. Although stone isn’t my only material of choice, it is currently my favorite as it presents so many different opportunities.”

Living in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Foreman is lucky since that place is home to a generous coastline where has exceptional beaches. Upon his arrival at a beach, he plans to spend four hours there (on average) to create his work of art. Land art is ephemeral and will eventually be reclaimed by the earth from which it came. “It often becomes a race towards the end as the waves draw closer,” Foreman says. “I try to stay to see the work get erased and capture the moment of impact.” It could be a poignant time, but Foreman chooses to see the beauty in his work’s short lifespan. Take a look at some of Foreman’s awesome works and you can find more on his Instagram.

[h/t: mymodernmet]

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

Image belongs to: Jon Foreman

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