Image Gallery: Extraordinary Environmental Art

A Splatter of Squares on the Sand

Environmental art consisting of cake flour arranged in square shapes on the sand along the shores of Point Reyes, Calif.

(Image credit: Gloria Lamson | |

Wanting to engage the tideline and the hill along the shores of Point Reyes, Calif., artist Gloria Lamson used cake flour to create the stunning piece "Sandbar to Hill / Flour Marks" in 1998. She used a wooden board as a stencil and printmaking plate, while the fine, powdery white flour made up the marking material. A slight breeze added the feathery accent.

Remy Melina was a staff writer for Live Science from 2010 to 2012. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Hofstra University where she graduated with honors.