Waves of Sand

Waves of Sand

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 50cm x 40cm

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$110 AUD

Museum-quality prints

All prints are produced using state-of-the-art professional-grade printers with archival inks on museum quality acid-free papers and canvases.

This acrylic paining I called “Waves of sand”. I was intrigued by the shadow cast by the wash of a wave along the beach. The movement of wave has so many dynamics to it as it retreats back down the beach the wave’s speed causes ripples in the surface of the sand creating waves of sand under the racing waves of water. Foam in the wave’s wash act like clouds in the sky casting shadows onto the sand below, as do the ripples on the water surface and the refraction it causes to light slightly distorting the terrain underneath. The wave’s wash acts as tiny bulldozers pushing light debris and shells up the beach into perfect arcs aligned to the edge of the wave. Then silently the wave disappears as it’s last remnants dissolve and are soaked up by the sand leaving only a darker wet stain on the sand surface and scattered islands of foam waiting for their inevitable demise under the heat of the sun.