The Artist Astounds Beachgoers With Breathtaking Stone Arrangements Adorning The Coastline, Leaving Them In Awe And Wonder – Nature and Life

Many artists keep the essential tools of their trade close at hand—a pen and paper that serve as versatile companions for capturing spontaneous sketches, jotting down story ideas, or immortalizing profound thoughts.

Contrarily, Jon Foreman possesses a unique artistic prowess that requires no such instruments. The world itself becomes his canvas, and he masterfully crafts artistic compositions using whatever treasures he discovers along the beach.


Born and raised on the picturesque coastline of Pembrokeshire, Wales, the beach holds a special place in Jon Foreman’s heart. It is here that his artistic affinity with nature blossomed. Starting with sand as his medium, he embarked on a creative journey, utilizing the abundant treasures of the coast—rocks, leaves, and driftwood—to construct captivating arrangements. Though these artistic expressions may be ephemeral in nature, they leave an indelible impression in the minds and hearts of those fortunate enough to witness them, immortalized both in vivid imagery and enduring memories.

Foreman’s artistic prowess extends beyond mere sand arrangements. With a keen eye for beauty, he transforms broken glass, ash, and assorted debris into stunning exhibitions. However, it is stone that holds a special place in his heart, cherished for its unexpected versatility.

He said, “There are so many ways of working with stone. The color, the size, the shape, the angle it is placed, the direction it faces — endless possibilities.”

Foreman’s numerous stunning natural arrangements comprise a project he calls Sculpt the World. There is no end goal in mind when he heads to the beach to create outdoor art, and ideas usually flow from found objects and the area’s natural features.

“Sometimes I will have an idea of what I’d like to try but I very rarely draw it out fully. I quite like not knowing exactly how it will turn out until it’s there in front of me.” The project is thus a boundless world of spontaneity, experimentation, and creativity!
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And cathartic, as well. He stated, “This process is therapy to me. The simple act of placing stone upon stone in the sand is very therapeutic.

I’m sure we all enjoy a walk on the beach but this process I find to be more immersive; being there in nature, losing myself in the work, having left behind all the stresses of day-to-day life.”


Rocks arranged in swirling patterns and giant circles generally form the rainbow-like and eye-pleasing arrangements that mark Foreman’s artistry.

Though quite relaxing, these wondrous formations do take a lot of work. Nature is constantly on the move, and Foreman has to contend with changes in the weather and movement of the tides.

Working in a public spaces also means that he has to cooperate with beachgoers, too!
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But these just make the artworks even more interesting, and more artistically challenging to Foreman. “People often ask if it bothers me that the work has to disappear eventually,” he shared. “To that, I say, ‘Not at all.’ If anything, the fact that it’s short-lived makes it more special to me.”

Interestingly, Foreman often stays to see the waves reclaim the beach material that make up his artwork. It might seem sad and melancholic, but the artist chooses to appreciate the beauty of his art’s lifespan.

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“I try to stay to see the work get erased and capture the moment of impact. I create using material that is made from that environment for that environment. The tide washes it all back to the tide line, and I come back the next day with an empty canvas to work with.”

The resulting art formations may not last, but they are certainly striking. Even with a tight time element in mind, they seem thoughtful, serene, and completely in tune with their surroundings.

With any luck, you might see these remarkable art pieces on your next beach trip! Those who are not so lucky will have to be satisfied viewing the sculptures on Foreman’s Facebook, Instagram, and website.
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