When we look back on Summer 2022, it will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the darkest and most disturbing seasons in our nation’s history. The January 6th Committee held shocking televised hearings on their investigation into the insurrection caused by the former President and his semi-fascist followers; SCOTUS overturned Roe v Wade; There was a mass shooting at a July 4th Parade; and in the execution of a search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, the FBI found he had stolen hundred of our nations most highly classified documents.
Without question, this has been the summer of our discontent.
But on this last unofficial weekend of summer, it’s still worth pausing to look about and see the good around us, the wonderous, and the beauty being created. As George Bernard Shaw put it, “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” Art brings joy to our lives; it’s an experience that can be shared with others, and can bring us together in our ever-divided world.
For artist, Jon Foreman the world is both his inspiration and chosen mediums and the beach his canvas. Foreman’s stunning and breathtaking creations last but for only the length of the rising tide. The cyclical existence of his natural art is indeed a reflection of life.
CBS Sunday Morning aired this report by Seth Doane on Land Artist, Jon Foreman
“The earth without art
is just eh”
– Demetri Martin
Follow Jon Foreman on Instagram @sculpttheworld
(main image: screen capture)