Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beaches of the world, come together.

Design by Sue Lawty, on a South Devon Beach
Have you ever wondered what someone strolling on the beach in South Africa would do if inspired to create something out of stones they found lying on the beach? Or how about someone in Iceland, or Hong Kong? Chances are you haven't, well until now of course...and this curiosity brings me to the Global Beach Project. This amazing collection online at the Victoria and Albert museum is by far one of the most intriguing things you will explore, and hopefully want to take part in.
Design by Bernard Martin on a Lourdata, Kefalonia beach in Greece
The idea came from the mind of Sue Lawty and her love of the earth, the creation stones over millions of years and the human desire to make patterns, and create. The project is a simple one, find a beach, create something...anything that inspires you with stones. Take a picture, then upload it and describe it. All of the instructions are here. One of the most amazing parts of this whole thing is all the time you can spend clicking away on the virtual map, literally being encompassed by the creativity and beauty from all corners of the globe. Hopefully you will be inspired, be able to find a beach and create something to share with people all around the world!
Design by Callum Pearson on a Aldwick, Bognor Regis beach.