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10 Faces in the Sand

Check out this artful crop of sand-crafted expressions

By Brynn Mannino Posted June 18, 2009 from WomansDay.com

 


Though sand sculptures are inherently fleeting works of art, an astonishing amount of labor is poured into each project—often requiring teams of architectures or sculptors and nearly 3000 tons of sand per competition. Amongst the most spectacular castles, animals or otherwise themed creations, there exist true masterpieces that appear to come to life on the shore. Showcasing everything from agony to exhilaration, these are the 10 sand-crafted expressions that masterfully exemplify real human emotions.



 


Agony










Artist: Bert Adams/Sand in the City®

Competition: 2003 Texas SandFest

Location: Port Aransas, Texas

Fun Fact: The title is “Under Pressure”

Photo courtesy of portofbellingham.com



 


Despair










Artist: Unknown

Competition: Antalya *** Sehri 2007/Sand City

Location: Antalya, Turkey (Arapsuyu)

Photo courtesy of Onur Zeybek via Panoramio.com



 


Purposeful










Artist: Carl Jara

Competition: HarrisSand2008

Location: Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

Fun Fact: The title is “What Lies Beneath”

Photo courtesy of Grain Damaged via Flickr.com



 


Perturbed










Artist: Ludo and Anique from the Netherlands

Competition: HarriSand 2008

Location: Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

Photo courtesy of HarriSand.org



 


Skeptical










Artists: Pat Harsch, Dan Belcher and Mark Mason

Competition: Mount Myrtle Sand Sculptures

Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Fun Fact: The theme was inspired by The Colbert Report

Photo Courtesy of TeamSandTastic.com



 


Contemplative










Artist: Lucinda "Sandy Feet" Wieranga

Competition: Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpture Competition

Location: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Fun Fact: This creation was dubbed “The Inner Child

Photo courtesy of Lucinda via SandyFeet.com



 


Watchful










Artist: Calixto Molina

Competition: Mazatlan Concurso de Escultura en Arena de Mazatlan (7th Annual)

Location: Mazatlan, Mexico

(Credit info verified by sculptor Bert Adams/Sand in the City®)

Photo courtesy of RemovetheLabels.com



 


Awe










Artist: Unknown

Competition: Lommel Zandsculpturen Wereldwonderzand 2005

Location: Lommel, Belgium (Blankenberge)

Fun Fact: This competition’s theme was “The Brothers Grimm”

Photo courtesy of Gerard Bierens via Flickr.com



 


Wonderment










Artist: Unknown

Competition: Lommel Zandsculpturen Wereldwonderzand 2005

Location: Lommel, Belgium (Blankenberge)

Fun Fact: This competition’s theme was “The Brothers Grimm”

Photo courtesy of Gerard Bierens via Flickr.com



 


Determined










Artist: Steve Topazio

Competition: Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpture Competition 2008

Location: Hampton Beach, New Hampshire

Fun Fact: This competition’s theme was “The Angry Sun"

Photo courtesy of HamptonBeach.org

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