There’s nothing better than the beach. Not only can you take a dip and soak up some sunshine, but there’s so much to explore at the continent’s edge. Stroll along the water, and you’ll find shells, rocks, sea glass, and even the occasional unexpected treasure.
And something about all that open space and endless possibility is great for boosting your creativity, too.
At least, that’s how artist Anne Marie Price sees it. Originally from Wisconsin, Price now lives in southern California where she creates mosaic art using methods she developed herself.
But all artists need a place to play, exercise, and recharge, and for Price, that’s the shore at Huntington Beach, CA. Using shells, stones, and even litter, she creates little mosaics in the sand for other beachgoers to enjoy, and for the wind, tides, and shifting sands to eventually reclaim.
Price’s beach mosaics don’t last, but that’s part of the fun, and the point. For Price, creating these temporary pieces of art is also a great way to meditate on the way everything in life changes, and it’s also a way to get some unexpected art out for the public to enjoy, like the street artist in Stockholm who crochets her public art.
Check out some of Price’s beachy mosaics below, and the next time you’re at the beach, the park, or even in your own backyard, see if you can use what you find to create some artwork!