I need to find out more about this...but these images do make me very curious about the World Beach Project Sue Lawty carried out in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum. If you look to a much earlier May 09 post on my blog you will see the extraordinary work of Jim Denevan which is using the beach as his canvas.
Sue Lawty is an artist and weaver and keeps a weblog called Concealed, Discovered, Revealed with the V and A where she is an artist-in-residence. Click here to read her excellent blog.
www.vam.ac.uk/worldbeach will tell you much more about this amazing project.