Arenas or arenites are terms which, in sedimentology, designate varieties of sand. These words derive from the Latin “arena” : the sand-coverd area reserved for Roman circus games.
Sand by the sea is an “arena” for games of nature. It is a special place to me, where so many things leave their marks. There, one sees writings, drawings, sculpted forms – all evanescently revealed to us by current, sea and wind.
Sand, through what it tells us, is transformed into an area of deep communication apt to change us from within. Sand binds me to the sea, reaches out to me as the sea’s solid extension.
The colour of sand speaks of its origins and journey, from rock to trace. Sand also holds the ephemeral traces of events impinging on it, night and day. Key symbol and implacable witness of time that passes through us, sand slips through our fingers.