It’s all around us, can you see it?

March 16, 2010 at 17:44 (Uncategorized)

You’ve probably been wondering what I meant on Twitter when I said that I found something interesting on the beach…. Well here it is.  Some friends and I found a sand sculpture about 5m from the ocean that someone had crafted during the day.  It was beautiful; it was of a woman who was lying in the sand. This sculpture was the size of a human.  The artist was so precise that they even made hair for her and elegantly sculptured legs and feet.  I was looking at this and realized that art is all around us.  Sometimes we don’t see it until we really look and other times its smack bang in our face like this sculpture.

I’ve never really thought about it that much but we have art all around us, in many forms, colours and styles.  Table Mountain is a pristine piece of art which has provided Cape Town with the pride and joy that it emulates.  The table shaped mountain brings people from all around the world to witness its beauty.

Art is all around us, from right here in our own city, to the outskirts of the globe.  Art comes in forms of the phenomenal structure of the Pyramids in Egypt, the majestic creation of the Taj Mahal, the incredible Great Wall of China and even the miraculous Northern lights which blow our minds.  The creation of art can even be shown up in graffiti on a train station.  Sometimes walls are donated to artists who are free to express themselves and this is what is left for us to see, take in and appreciate. The colours, design and drawings are all a piece of who the artist is and what they are feeling or believing.  The best form of art though is around us everywhere, it’s in the colour of the sky when the sun sets or rises, it’s in the different shapes of the clouds and it’s even in each single petal that a flower has with different colours intermingling and contrasting.

So next time you’re simply taking a walk on the beach, taking the train or driving through Cape Town, look around you and take in what is around you.  This simple structure of the sand sculpture really made me think about what is around us and how even the smallest bit of art can make an impact.  This was my inspiration….



  1. Wanika Rusthoi said,

    wow that’s incredible! Thanks for the inspirational message. I personally love looking to the clouds for inspiration – but I tend to forget to do that. So thanks for the reminder! Loved your writing here! Great post!

  2. Kerry-lee Cockrell said,

    I loved what you had to say about how art is all around us, more so the examples you’ve used to make your point. I couldn’t agree more!

  3. Dalene Ingham-Brown said,

    Beauty is all around us and we do sometimes overlook the little elements art everywhere. Creative blog, enjoyed it.

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