TWO ARTISTS have combined to show the scope of land-art etched under the cover of darkness.
The beautiful pieces ranging from 90 metres to 200 metres long are the works of Edward, founder of Breathableocean, and have graced beaches from Torquay to Barwon Heads.
“Breathableocean started in the winter of 2014 in Torquay. The art is prepared before first light without ropes, measuring tools, helpers or the advantage of light,” Edward said.
Using a $14 rake from Bunnings, the artist known only as Edward draws upon the seascape to create breathtaking pieces; whose true grandeur unknown until fellow artist and photographer Adam Stan flew a drone overhead.
“Adam Stan discovered a sunrise artwork per chance, like many people do, he was flying his drone around the Barwon Heads Bridge to capture a sunrise,” Edward said.
“He filmed it on his drone and posted it on the Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Community Page. Adam Stan, bless his socks and amazing talent, traced the style of artwork to my Instagram account.”
Edward said the pieces were created in under two hours to avoid getting washed away with the tides.
“After dancing like a dervish for an hour and a half with my Bunnings rake the lines are connected and the moment is complete. At first light the lines appear as shadows and soon the sun rises and brings colour to the morning and the art takes shape.
“I take a quick look, have a coffee and head off to work to stare at a computer screen. I have a 9am to 5pm office job and Adam gets in a photoshoot before going to do a full day’s work himself.”
The artwork at Barwon Heads on April 4 completed four different sunrise artworks over the Easter Weekend – Monday’s sunrise at Torquay, Tuesday’s Sunrise at Breamlea/Pt Impossible and Wednesday’s sunrise Barwon Heads inspired by Stephanie Gilmore.