Land art along 100m of beach at Happisburgh, Norfolk, using ground chalk.

'Cutting Edge' beach drawing by Splinter Group

Cutting Edge: 100m of giant chalk image on Happisburgh Beach
'Cutting Edge' describes the struggle between the North Sea, biting at this fragile coastline, and the attempts by man to control and define these changes.
To "cut along the dotted line..." implies control of our landscape, but there are enormous forces at large which are a constant source of erosion and debate.
Careful planning, outsized stencils, wheelbarrow, buckets and over 70kg of ground chalk went into producing this 100m long image in the period of 7 hours.
The process and result was photographed throughout, from the clifftop and on the beach, with help from a professional photographer.
Timed between tides, the group achieved this resulting set of images, and within 2 hours of completion it was swept away by the sea.
Photography courtesy of Eric Smee.
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Using natural materials to combine the actions of fire, water, earth and air, the five artists of Splinter group have created live sculptures that exist briefly as an event, and are recorded as photographs.
Splinter group combines technique and artistic experience: working on new ideas together opened new routes of invention and enquiry for the artists.