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WordPress Daily Prompt: Artist’s Eye; Westhaven Beach Art


The current prompt reminded me of this sand sculpture that I came across. The sculpture still comes to mind now and then. Why would someone put such hard work into something that the tide would eventually carry away? My answer? They did it for me, and for you. The artist worked to bring joy to any strangers that happened by during the few days it was there. That is a loving gesture if I ever saw one. Thank you, anonymous artist, thank you!

Westhaven Beach, WA photo by Phall 2011

Westhaven Beach, WA photo by Phall 2011

Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

13 thoughts on “WordPress Daily Prompt: Artist’s Eye; Westhaven Beach Art

  1. You are so right. I see them working hard along the beaches here in FL all of the time and I so love what they do. It is transient and one of the most thoughtful gestures I know. There is no pay for their tireless toil in the sun for hours…it is pure joy they work for and to know they made another person smile or reflect. Truly awesome.

  2. I think you are correct in your thought here except you know from your own artistic efforts the joy you get from creating. ant


  4. I’ve seen this done as well. For me, the most beautiful example of creating and ‘letting go’ was the sand mandala I watched some Tibetan monks create, Then, they had like a ceremony of destroying it. Interesting…Hope your day went well! Until tomorrow ~

    • I watched monks create and then rub out the sand mandala on the film Samsara by Ron Fricke! The mandala was gorgeous, I couldn’t believe they would wipe it away, but I guess its a good way to learn not to form attachments in the material world. I would love to see this in ‘real life’,

  5. Fantastic! Looks very cool.

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