Line drawn in sand with stick
early morning
before sun appeared
Abersoch, North Wales
14 August 1983

© Andy Goldsworthy
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Diary: 14th Aug. Abersoch
Yet another sunny day! Brilliant
light - worked on main beach
directly below tent - made
longest line/ work ever. Enjoyed it.
Then made edge/ shadow/ light.
Couple of people came along - one
very enthusiastic! As I left 2 kids
came - thought they would stamp
on it but instead continued
it on!! Lovely.
Didn't have time to draw
- just worked so much.

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Work completed and recorded 14th August 1983.


Abersoch, Wales, UK.


AGA: S/Bk_009, no illus., text
Rain (1985), b&w illus., p. 56-57

Listed in Clive Adams, Hand to Earth (1990), p. 175, as no. 80, presented as 2 Cibachrome photographs in one frame.


Colour 35mm slide;
Film: Kodachrome 64;
AGA location: 83/Aug/F;
No. of images: 1/10 [Others: S/C; P; 83/Aug/F];
Archival Disk: 1983_005