Jim Denevan

Artist and chef, Jim Denevan leaves me nothing short of impressed. His art primarily consists of giant sand designs which evoke images of crop circles. Simple, yet astounding. He creates his designs from twigs and branches that have washed up on the shore. A single sand installation can take up to seven hours and find him walking some 30 miles before its completion.

Denevan is also the mastermind behind Outstanding in the Field, "a world-wide moveable feast" and "seasonal open-air investigation into the quality and meaning of place." His talent and his feasts travel, "bringing together local farmers and food artisans, chefs and winemakers" all in an effort to "explore the connection between the earth and the food on your plate." Sign me up!