New Zealand artist Jamie Harkins has gain quite a reputation word wide for his outside street art. But it is his specialist work done on the beaches of his homeland that has truly captured the imaginations of people all over the world. Everything from diving boards, castles, toasters and spaceships have been rendered in the sand by this magician to create all manner of optical tricks and surreal shapes.
Jamie Harkins 3D beach art that has been garnering him recent attention, both locally and online.
Harkins uses the beach as his temporary canvas, collaborating with other artists such as Lucia Lupf, David Rendu and Constanza Nightingale; to create 3D landscapes by employing a similar visual technique that sidewalk chalk artists use.
Inspired by 3D chalk drawings on pavement, he said he was keen to take the concept to the beach.
In an interview with The New Zealand Herald, Harkins explains:
“We’ve seen other people doing stuff on beaches, but it’s always been geometric, flat shapes, like a pattern, so we thought we’d get into the whole 3D thing. And I kind of like the fact that it disappears at the end of the day when the tide comes in. It makes it impermanent.”
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