Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala…Continue
Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Until April 27, visit the Frankston Waterfront in Victoria, Australia to see spectacular sand sculptures like this one. A team of talented international and Australian sculptors have brought to life story book characters from Penguin Books in an event titled Story Land. That's a total of 3,500 tons of sand carved into amazing works of art!
In addition to seeing sand…Continue
Added by alice on March 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The 3rd New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place over the weekend, on February 8th, drawing in crowds of participants and viewers. Both professional and amateur sandcastle builders took part in the fun summer festivities on New Brighton Beach, constructing their elaborate designs with unique methods of molding grains of sand together and carving into the fragile…
Added by Pinar on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
New York-based visual artist Joe Mangrum creates colorful sand paintings on the floor that exhibit spectacular designs. Each improvised creation is a spontaneous work of art that Mangrum produces entirely by hand. Each mound of the pigmented grains are poured from the palm of his hand in…
Added by Pinar on February 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to navigate his tools across the grains, transforming his chosen coastline into one of his…
Added by Pinar on December 5, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Bleeding is an incredibly eye-catching sand sculpture by Québec City-based artist Guy-Olivier Deveau that features a resting head boasting undeniably surreal elements. Rather than depicting a calming, serene scene of a giant, slumbering head, the piece focuses on an open-mouthed man's head, seemingly screaming, lying on its side with one half of his face eerily distorted.
Added by Pinar on October 10, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
While studying Biology in college, Susanne Ruseler discovered that her true passion was not in studying living organisms but in creating sculptures from materials such as snow, ice, and sand. After graduating, she started her own sculpture company and has been making fantastic, albeit temporary, art ever since. Her work now takes her all over the world, to places like St. Petersburg and…
Added by alice on September 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Summer is most definitely here in the northern hemisphere which means it's sand sculpting season and expert craftsman Carl Jara has already taken the gold medal for this year's Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition with his mind-blowing creation titled Infinity. The massive meta structure, which took…
Added by Pinar on July 21, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
Now that it's officially summer, it's prime time for people to hit the beach and soak in some sun, though some truly imaginative folks do more than simply lounge around. Sand sculptors take this opportunity to show what they do best. To share and celebrate the work of gifted sand artists, there is an annual festival, the largest sand sculpture festival in the world, and it has just…
Added by Pinar on June 21, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko uses materials typically found on a beach to produce incredibly captivating mosaics. Inspired by the environments whence they came from, Ivanchenko has produced countless portraits and scenes of exotic women roaming across deserts and oceans. It's hard to believe that all of the images are made entirely of such commonly overlooked…Continue
Added by Pinar on December 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
The Wonder Wheel
Coney Island is one of the most recognizable places in NYC and the Wonder Wheel is its most famous landmark. I love shooting at Coney, it offers many different shots and angles. You can really find some great textures and colors. THe juxtaposition between the old Side-Show Coney and the newLuna Park is fascinating.
This Way for Rides…
How often do we stop and just take a moment to ourselves to marvel at what's around us? Perhaps in passing we may take notice of a pretty flower or, on the off-chance, we may even avert our eyes to the skies and observe a familiar figure in the clouds, but this happens far too infrequently. Dutch artist Rob Sweere seeks to change this with his traveling social project titled Silent Sky…
Added by Pinar on June 19, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman withdrew from the Republican presidential race today but not before five artists from Team Sandtastic created this massive 525-ton sand sculpture of the GOP candidates at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Mount Rushmore-like artwork features Huntman's likeness alongside the faces of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum…
What do the best sand sculptures in the world look like? Canadian Damon Langlois just won the title, best sculpture for a solo, at the World Championship of Sand Sculpting on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Out of 24 international sculptures, his magnificent carving, called "Fallen Empire," was chosen as…Continue
Universal Studio's publicity stunt: huge footprints left in the sand on Santa Monica Beach, complete with a crushed lifeguard vehicle for the new King Kong 3-D attraction, which opens at the theme park this summer.
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