Saturday, 18 July 2015

For Today,

some sand art,

these from the beaches of Hawaii, we have featured the work of sand artist Calvin Seibert before on our blog

but these are some of his latest creations,

these comments of his taken from his flickr page,

Building "sandcastles" is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it.
I rarely start with a plan, just a vague notion of trying to do something different each time. Once I begin building and forms take shape I can start to see where things are going and either follow that road or attempt to contradict it with something unexpected.
In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the oscars all at once.
When they are successful they don't feel contained or finished. They become organic machines that might grow and expand. I am always adding just one more bit and if time allowed I wouldn't stop.

and this must be the saddest part of all, watching the destruction of so many hours of your work as the tide comes in.

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