Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Street Art Exmouth Style (Part 19)


Not so much street art Exmouth style but art all the same and in Exmouth. There's a fellow who goes down the beach and he spends ages building towers of pebbles and rocks. Slowly and very carefully balancing the pebbles on top of one and other in full knowledge that come the end of the day when the tide comes in his sculptures will be washed away.
I was watching him doing this and I was thinking: 'This is art and this man is an artist.' And I thought: 'That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to build my own pebble sculptures. Physically and metaphorically.' And I thought: 'That's what I'm going to be when I grow up. I'm going to be an artist.'


  1. Oh, love these; they're beautiful. I imagine the slowness and care needed to build them must be a wonderful way to still a busy mind.

    1. It's art! And when you see about twenty of them and you know that after all that time and effort spent creating them they'll be washed away by the sea at the end of the day, you know it's definitely art.