Sand Art by Gunilla Klingberg


Remember playing with a toy that creates patterns in sand or Play-Doh? Well, artist Gunilla Klingberg took it to the next level: she used a tractor outfitted with special treads!

“It resembles decorated paving in public squares. A beach is another public space where people gather and meet. Nevertheless, the tide makes this demarcated space very temporary,” Klingberg tells Co.Design. “After the printing has been made on the beach the pattern is erased both by the sea at high tide as well as by people’s footprints and in some hours it is all gone. Maybe one might reflect on the impermanence of all things.”


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Santa Monica has a better one, since 1980. It prints an entire city with buildings and streets. It's called The Art Tool and they pull it with a bulldozer on the beach.
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