Friday, 18 November 2016

With The Onset Of Winter,

how about a nice trip down memory lane?

 to a trip to the beach,

 where you can spend a relaxing afternoon,

 building sandcastles,

 but not any old sandcastles, these are by artist Calvin Seibert who spent part of the summer on Rockaway Beach in Queens where he made several of his trademark geometric sandcastles, we have featured his work a few times on our blog before, he is in fact a professional sculptor, 

he comments, '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.' if you want to see more of these fantastical sandcastles click on his name at the start of the post to see his flickr page.

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