Te Arai Beach photographic print


White Sand Hieroglyphics

Te Arai Beach, East Coast New Zealand.

Coastal beaches are consistently defined & redefined by wind, wave and tide. This work pays homage to the temporary form & boisterous swells of Te Arai Beach through carving temporary hieroglyphics across the sands surface using hand & tool.

Te Arai is home to an array of remarkable wildlife, including Bottlenose Dolphins, Dotterels, Gekos and Gulls, all of which were included in the wider artwork. Te Arai beach & coastline has been shaped over millennia from exposure to unchallenged swells and winds from the Pacific Ocean. The sands white colouring comes from a combination of seashells and hard minerals eroded over thousands of year.

This work was half-destroy prior to completion from the incoming tides & swells. Eventually wind, rain and the sands settlement swallow up the remaining markings, returning the beach to natural form. The work is preserved through this print only.

Edition: 1/30
Dimensions: A2 (420 x 594mm)
Stock: 260gsm Luster Photographic Stock
Inks: Ulta-Chrome HD, Colorsure
Authentication: Hand signed, numbered and dated 2020.
Installation size: Aprox 300sqm
Tools to produce: Rake, DJI Mavic Pro with Hasselblad camera.
Shipping: Please allow 7-10 days domestic, 10-14 days international (Covid may effect these timeframes).