Sand Art

Incredibly Intricate Modernist Sand Castles

If you grew up near the beach — or just vacationed there as a kid — chances are you’ve made a sand castle. You may have even entered a sand castle-building contest. But we doubt you’ve seen anything like the work of Calvin Seibert, who shapes sand into impossibly sharp edges and smooth curves, creating geometric structures that both suggest modernist architecture and, in their surprising stairways, evoke the work of M.C. Escher. Click through for some of our favorite Seibert sand castles, which we discovered via Colossal, and visit the artist’s Flickr page to see more of his creations. … Read More

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Master Sand Sculptors Celebrate Great Britain in the Tottori Dunes

In the fifth exhibition hosted by the Sand Museum, the first-ever of its kind, located in the Tottori Dunes of Japan, fourteen sand sculptors have created an homage to Great Britain in honor of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The exhibition, which we first heard about over at Design You Trust, will be open to the public from April 14 through January, 2013. The amazingly intricate sand sculptures represent things like Big Ben and Westminster, Shakespeare and Sir Isaac Newton, English pubs, London taxis, and, um, ÔÇťabsolute monarchy under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I.” Click through to see the sculptures in their final stages, and let us know if you’ll be checking out the exhibition in the comments! … Read More

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Video of the Day: Sand Artist Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine’s Got Talent 2009; she combines a giant lightbox, music, and loads of sand to create multimedia performance pieces that bring viewers to tears. Kind of makes Kevin Skinner seem even less impressive, huh? [via… Read More

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