The Incredibly Stunning Art of Andrew van der Merwe
Andrew van der Merwe is an incredible calligrapher, artist and photographer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has enjoyed writing and lettering since childhood, but started freelancing about 20 years ago.
He developed his beach calligraphy technique and photographs his work to capture the quickly eroding art, which normally only survives an hour after creation. This does not seem to halt his artistic desire to create more, as he states, “I leave no footprints and the tide leaves me with a clean slate.”
His work is incredibly stunning, and his passion is obvious. He believes, “Even wordless writing must have a logic, a system of movement, a poetry.”
Andrew also has a passion for simple names as you will see in the photos. To have your name captured in the sand (currently listed on his site at $75.00), you can contact him via Behance messaging or email him: beachcalligraphy (at) gmail.com to commission his creations.
All Photos From Andrew van der Merwe
Thanks to @Longnu for finding this wonderful artist and sharing him with me.