South Africa-based artist Andrew van der Merwe takes the traditional art of calligraphy off of the page and canvas and into the sand of Cape Town's gorgeous beaches. The artist uses his 20 years of experience and specialized tools to create these large, fleeting works or art. Each piece is photographed upon completion before the water and wind washes it away, and the photographs become separate works, capturing the beauty of the pieces but also juxtoposing them against beautiful sunsets, amazing skies, and unreal Cape Town landscapes. 

What we find especially amazing is that there are no footprints in or around the calligraphy, eliminating evidence of a process and making the art more mysterious and interesting. For more of van der Merwe's work, check out his "Beachscriber" Facebook page.

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[via Hypebeast]