Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

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Jon Foreman arranges his seashell coils and stone gradients knowing that they’ll be washed away by the tide or kicked over by passersby. The artist’s ephemeral land art is hypnotic and entrancing in its precision, arranged in perfectly concentric circles and exacting compositions depressed in the sand. His large-scale pieces transform blank beaches and forest expanses into artworks that evidence both environmental diversity and continuity.

Based in Wales, the artist began creating his nature-based work while in college. Since then, his land art has ranged from minimal stone sculptures to sweeping sand mandalas, and each project has its own entrancing motif. “Repeat processes are always very therapeutic and this is a good example of that, getting lost in the process is an important part of land art,” Foreman recently wrote on Instagram.

If you don’t have the opportunity to see one of the artist’s highly composed pieces in person, pick up a print from his shop. (via Juxtapoz)

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

“II Ad Unum” (2019), Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

“Confluere” (2018), Art of Balance Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

Left: Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire. Right: “Nether” (2019), Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

Stones, Leaves, and Shells Whorl in Hypnotic Land Art by Jon Foreman

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