Aug 25, 2009

Sanctuary



Found objects and driftwood on the beach + creativity = Beach Art

Take a stroll several hundred yards east of the Mattituck inlet and discover a magical installation of driftwood that evokes images of creatures and humans in skewed proportions, whimsical and animated. The centerpiece is a driftwood enclosure. Inside one finds a place to sit and is welcomed to sign a guest book and leave any thoughts that you wish to. It is unlike anything I've seen before and instantly put a smile on my face. Reportedly one very uptight neighbor abhors it but I doubt his sense of fun or vision. I read the comments to discover he is the only one who feels that way.






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27 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Your photographs put a smile on my face. What a great piece of art! Do you know if a magazine or a newspaper has written about this driftwood art? Something for YOU to think about if it hasn't already been done!

Sashindoubutsu said...

Wow, the driftwoods gave me a smiley, too! Very creative and interesting.

Joei - Alvond said...

I was so wowed when I saw the driftwoods, i was so amazed to what i see, how they do that? for sure the one did that is really a master of art, Magnificent piece!!!!

-have a nice day

-joei

Tricia said...

Neato! That's very unusual, but it's a lot of fun & that's what the beach is all about

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What great art, Mark.... Someone is just too darn creative. WOW!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Tricia said...

In the comment you left on my page, you mentioned 'zebra grass'. I'm gonna have to look that one up, but won't you show us a picture of it?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think it is totally cool. Not enough whimsy in the world.

Janie said...

Looks pretty cool to me. I'll bet the young and the young at heart have a lot of fun with it.

Cloudia said...

A very human impulse that birthed art, theatre, and worship.
The flotsam that bumps against my kayak are Tiki's, nature gods, little friends . . . here in Waikiki.
Enjoyed visiting your "temple."

Aloha-

Comfort Spiral

Yoork said...

My word...that last photo is creeeepy. Nice shots though!

Joei - Alvond said...

Hi Mark,
Thank you for your comment, You make me smile, i hope to see you in my blog often.
take care and have a nice day

-joei

EcoRover said...

Love the beach art and other pics on your page. You've given us the next big idea for next year's rendezvous at Montana's finest sandy beach.

The Weaver of Grass said...

So original and what a beautiful colour that driftwood is - bleached by the sun and washed by the sea - how could anyone not enjoy it.

Lori Skoog said...

Great shots. I would love to visit this installation....

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Beautiful idear. Root structures, and so much imagination. I also collect such roots and my friend makes jewelry so ;-)roots art.

Mo said...

Great beach art. Hope the uptight neighbour moves or chills out

Bradpetehoops said...

So beautiful spot in the beach. MABUHAY! [Philippine greeting]

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, right out of Survivor..

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mark: That is an amazing enclosure, really an artful place.

AKO said...

What a most interesting place to see! Good of you to bring the camera so the rest of us could catch a glimpse of this artistic thing.

darsden said...

These are totally awesome and I have never seen anything like these!

Annie said...

what a funny, interesting place...(how do they keep the visitors book dry)?

Carletta said...

Imagination at its best!

Zen said...

What a strange sight to behold! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

SandyCarlson said...

An incredible place. How the wood speaks to us!

Linda said...

I also smiled as I scrolled down through the photos. Unique!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting art work!