Cool Sandcastle Art

January 5, 2009

Culture

*sigh*

Well, winter is in full force now. I like winter enough, but it gets old about February. I am feeling a little lonesome for my green gardens, though.

I found these photos and thought they’d be perfect for now! Looking at them makes me feel warmer! And the artistry amazes me. HOW can people do this with sand?! I can make a little hill with something that looks like a steeple, but that’s it. These sculptures are really amazing. And the cool thing is, they’ll never run out of material!

These are from the The World Championships Tournament of Sand Sculpture from May 2008, in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

toc_free-princess

turtle_tank

toc_pirate_queen

This was very, very cool.

team03

I like this a lot, too.

handiwork

thunderbird

The Muppets meet Jurassic Park- funny!

team93

But just think– come the first rainy day, it’s all back to plain old sand. And what do the artists do if it rains and the sculpture is only half completed? :-O

All photos are courtesy of the Harrisand.org site, the official sand sculpture site for the World Championships.

7 Responses to “Cool Sandcastle Art”

  1. Lynne Says:

    OH MY! Those are incredible! I love the turtle tank, what an interesting perspective!

  2. Linda Says:

    It is amazing to me how these artists are able to build these beautiful structures! these are just a wonderment!

  3. anajz Says:

    This are soooo cool! I love the sculpture of the hands.

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    Happy, Happy New Year!

  4. Mamaflo Says:

    I’m with you, I’m missing the green of spring (summer is just too hot) and these works of art are magnificent pieces, such artistry indeed. Kinda inspires me to do more with the sand the next time I’m at a beach.

  5. Tomas Says:

    Wow!!!! I was sat back in awe… Thank you for the sharing of these miracles
    Wow once again – that is more than just fine.

  6. saph @ walk with me Says:

    Wow! They are amazing. I would love to watch them create the sculptures!