Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sand Sculpting Championship

I recently got back from a visit to Florida. While down there, I came upon the week long American Sand Sculpting Championship at Ft. Myers Beach. It was my first time at a sand championship and since it rained heavily the night before I wasn’t sure what to expect. Fortunately, rain is not a problem for sand sculptures. I was amazed at the beauty and complexity of the works created by these talented artists. Here are some of my favorites.

"Rising Star"
Fred Mallet

Amazin' (Walter) McDonald
Sculptors Preparing Sand for the Teams Competition. 
Each artist receives water and 20,000 pounds of sand to work with; 
teams of two get 40,000 pounds.

"La Fee des Etuiles" (The Star's Fairy)
Melineige Beauregard

"Cookies 'n Milk"
Bill Dow