i first discovered it at san onofre beach. when i got down onto the beach i noticed the teepees. i thought it was pretty cool and had a good time photographing them from all different angles and even from the inside.
then in Oregon they started to pop up all over the place. all kinds of small and large structures made of driftwood. some quite simple.
others rather elaborate. some could actually provide shelter from the elements.
the beach at bullards state park turned out to be the grand-daddy of beach architecture. don’t think i’ve ever seen so much driftwood in one place!
i started really loving these little structures and finding them to have such a real and raw beauty. i even coined an instagram hash tag for #beacharchitecture and started a photo keyword in my adobe bridge. i have a feeling there will be a new beach architecture mixed media piece materializing soon!
|This one in Yachats was a memorial for some boys who drowned|
part of the reason i love this is that it’s a direct representation of the human creative spirit. the ocean tosses up some random pieces of driftwood and we humans gather them and create with them. how fabulous is that!!
in other news.... i've added an exciting update to my inside out project!
happy august, everyone!!