Katherine Keates

Fine Art Photography

Sand Art - The Artful Beach


Over millennia, rock is broken down in tiny and varied particles of minerals which make their way to the shore by eroding rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, moraines and bluffs. These ancient minerals amalgamate with newer ground up shells and invertebrates to create one-of-a-kind blends of colourful sand and oxides reflecting each beach’s local geography in a magnificent palette. Every beach is eternally restless and adapting. It is as unique as a fingerprint.

So, next time you go for that contemplative beach walk, wherever you are in the world, remember to stop, look down and enjoy the moving magical show of nature’s sand art right at your feet. You won’t be disappointed.