A great excuse to go to the beach
map was created for a 1995 Mercury News special news project on
the erosion of California beaches. Artist Reid Brown, photographer
Judith Calson and I went to the beach at Santa Cruz with a piece
of cardboard cut out in the shape of the nearby California coastline.
Reid and I put the form down and quickly scooped out the sand around
it. We then jumped back as the surf washed in, and Judith snapped
the picture. We repeated this several times. I then combined and
manipulated the images in Photoshop, and the final product was assembled
in Adobe Illustrator.