‘walking drawings’ by evewright images courtesy evewright

over the last eight years, london-based artist evewright, has been developing ‘walking drawings’. the project is a series of live experimental installations created with community participation on sandscapes along the british coastline. there are three pieces that make up the composition, the final two were brought to life over 2 days and captured on film. the first day saw evewright recruit dozens of shire horses and their riders to follow a path outlined by the artst, even in the midst of 60mph gale winds. the second day, groups of blue-jacketed walkers from lancaster, cumbria and london sauntered the artistic trail. evewright says about the work:

 

‘walking drawings combines the elements – sand, sea, air – to create a new way of making, seeing and experiencing drawing. the walking drawings allowed those who took part to express their individual stories within the work, which in itself was both surprising and moving to see. the drawings are a conduit for bigger happenings which cannot be controlled or repeated but which are inherently beautiful.’

 

 

walking drawings on sand art by evewright walkers from lancaster, cumbria and london helped create this piece

walking drawings on sand art by evewright evewright used a rotavator to dig deep into the sand to provide the huge perfect circles for his sand ‘canvasses’

walking drawings on sand art by evewright the cumbrian horses generating an artwork

a video of the piece