(born 1961) is a man of many talents: he is a land artist, a surfer and a chef.
But he’s best known for his colossal temporary
land art, drawing on earth, sand and ice. His sculptures are not placed in the
landscape, rather, the landscape are the means of their creation. It seems
impossible that his art works are drawn only by a stick, but so it is! The
pieces take many hours to create but can often disappear quickly. Jim is also
the founder and organizer of a worldwide moveable feat called Outstanding in
the Field. Their mission is to re-connect diners to the land and the origins of
their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it. Ingredients
for the meal are almost all local (sometimes sourced within inches of your seat
at the table!) and generally prepared by a celebrated chef of the region. After
a tour of the site, people settle in: farmers, producers, culinary artisans,
and diners sharing the long table.
In sum, Jim Denevan is an artist deeply linked with nature and all his
expressions tell about it…
more about his works and the project Outstanding in the field: jimdenevan.com