Artist, surfer, chef; Jim Denevan is a man of many talents. The 50-year-old is best known for his colossal temporary land art, using natural materials to create massive scale drawings on earth, sand and ice. His sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape are the means of their creation. Often aerial photography or video is needed to fully grasp the final work.
Jim is also the founder and organizer of a worldwide moveable feat called Outstanding in the Field, an ambitious attempt to reconnect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. Long tables (50+ seats) are set outside at farms, ranches, and gardens, a truly magical experience.
Below we focus on his incredible artwork, which although temporary, is forever immortalized in photographic form. Be sure to check out JimDenevan.com for more information and imagery of Jim’s monumental work.
Jim Denevan’s Art on Sand
Jim Denevan’s Art on Earth
Jim Denevan’s Art on Ice
In March of 2010, Denevan was commissioned by The Anthropologist to create a large scale drawing on Lake Baikal in Siberia. The drawing is the world’s largest single artwork. A documentary of the journey and artwork called Art Hard was released in 2011.
– Jim Denevan Official Site
– Outstanding in the Field Official Site
– Jim Denevan on Facebook
– The Anthropologist: Supporting the Work of Inspiring Individuals
– Jim Denevan on Wikipedia
– First spotted on: Bored Panda
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