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Story: Marc Treanor Sand Circles

Author: Marc Treanor

The patterns I create on the beaches are all inspired by sacred geometry. The idea of 'sacredness' transpires from the realisation that these patterns appear everywhere from the very small to the very large, the cosmic realms, or the macrocosm.

These circles, these mandalas point to the eternal truth of impermanence. You can see some examples of my work on my website, Sand Circles.

I create this art for myself and as gifts. I run workshops with schools and groups and the essence of these workshops enables people to work together as individuals on a small scale, to create something incredible on a large scale. The magic happens right at the end when all the small parts come together and the kids look at the completed collaboration in amazement and say 'did I really make that?'. 

This form of creation gets rid of the ego. there's no 'where's my bit?' It's a question of 'we all made this'. For me that's what art is all about - coming together to make something beautiful together.

My partner Rachel is a dancer and we're best together when we're making art together. I will create a mandala on the beach and she will dance in it and we film it. 

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