Sand Calligraphy by Andrew Van Der Merwe

Street Art // Sunday, August 11, 2013
Using writing instruments specifically for sand and techniques learned from over 20 years of being a calligrapher, CapeTown, South Africa artist, Andrew Van Der Merwecreates elegant sand drawings. Speaking on his practice, "The work is usually very temporal, often lasting no more than an hour before it is taken by the wind or the tide. I carve the letters in the sand using various instruments and then photograph them with my Nikon D700. I leave no footprints and the tide leaves me with a clean slate.”

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