Tony Plant makes art that’s meant to be washed away. He starts with an empty beach. And he uses simple tools like garden rakes to create amazing, gigantic drawings like this:

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Tony Plant

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He’s been doing this for 20 years. Here’s how he describes his sand paintings:

These Guerrilla style installations, above and below the tidal zones of some of the most exposed coastal locations in the land, are purely ephemeral, and may be gone within a few waves, a tide or a storm, deliberately made to disappear.

Watch him make one:


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He doesn’t only work with sand. His other works might be “as simple as coloured water, a track through snow, or a group of painted rocks — left to nature and passersby.”