Beach Sculpture

Artistic Beach Sculpture

I came upon this beautiful arrangement of beach objects at Muir Beach last night as the sun was setting. Mac Murphy, who often swims in the cold ocean sans wetsuit for 20 minutes or so, made it. He picked up the feathers — a lot of dead birds last night, and created this lovely circle.


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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Beach Sculpture

  1. Unfortunately, one person’s idea of beauty in rearranging nature is not shared by all. In parts of Scotland, the local residents have become upset at the many tourists who are disturbing nature by making rock circles and rock piles. This weekend the UK newspapers are full of the news that the locals in places like the Isle of Skye have organized the demolition of hundreds of structures and stone circles made by visitors. Here is a typical newspaper article about their frustration and anger.

  2. Well, this isn’t Skye, and I don’t think anyone would find it objectionable. Besides, it’s now gone, a week later, due to wind and tides.

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