Category Archives: Sand Sculptures

Sand Sculptures 2019

My friend Tim and his son Gabe were here the last three days for our annual beach visits and sand sculpting adventures. (You can find previous ones under the “Sand Sculpture” topic in the right menu of this blog.)

Tim was emulating the work of sand sculpture wizard Calvin Siebert on Saturday with this block structure. My tower, behind it, is nothing much, and was damaged by a wayward flying umbrella, so is hardly worth focusing on.

On one side of Tim’s sculpture he found a way to make this lattice pattern that we both liked.

Gabe made this large cutaway sphere, like the diagrams of what’s inside the earth, sort of.

Later in the day we enjoyed watching our work washed away by the incoming tide. By that time, Tim’s had become much smaller and simpler, with a hole in it.

On Sunday I made this rocket. Not terrible straight, but I thought it worked well enough. I wanted to get a point on the shaft, but couldn’t do it, so I put a triangle made separately on the top.

Tim did another Siebert-inspired structure that reminded us of the game Jenga.

Tim has found or developed all kinds of sculpting tools over the years, some are on the left in this picture, including tool boxes and trays of small ones.

A more finished version of Tim’s sculpture.

On Monday Tim suggested we try to make block letters out of sand. He came up with these.

Mine were smaller, horizontal and surrounded by a graphic which I thought came out rather well.

Tim is headed home today, so that’s it for this year!

Sand Sculpting with Tim, 2018

All images © Todd Klein.

My friend Tim is visiting for a few days, and that means it’s sand sculpture time! You can see many of our past efforts at the Sand Sculpture category on the right column of this blog. We were at the beach Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and each did a sculpture each day. Above is my pyramid, with Tim’s rather indescribable piece in the background. Most of our sculptures the last few years have been inspired by the incredible ones of Calvin Seibert, examples HERE. 

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Sand Sculpting with Tim, 2017

My friend Tim (since 4th grade!) was here this weekend, and as we like to do, we spent much of the weekend doing sand sculptures at the beach. In 2015, Tim discovered the work of sand sculpture wizard Calvin Seibert, go to the link to see his amazing work, and since then Tim has been trying to emulate Calvin’s methods and concepts. This year on Saturday he did quite well with that, as seen above. The hemisphere was made with the help of a special tool called a Willy Sphere, with different sizes that make different size globes of sand. The rest is all Tim’s hard work, patience and skill. Continue reading

At the Beach with Tim and Gabe

SlabsMy friend Tim and his son Gabe were with us this weekend for fun at the beach, including sand sculpture as usual. Tim always has a plan, and for the second year in a row we were taking inspiration from the abstract sand sculptures of Calvin Seibert, though we are on a far lower level of craft than he  is. It’s fun to try to duplicate at least a few of his ideas, though. Above is a sculpture block that appears to be surrounded by free-standing slabs, though it’s all one piece. Teletubby for scale. Continue reading

September Sand Sculptures

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My friend Tim, his son Gabe, and Gabe’s girlfriend Bethina were here this Labor Day weekend for their annual shore visit, and we had fun both here at our house and at the beach, though Saturday was very windy, so not so pleasant conditions at the shore. We managed this group effort sculpture on Saturday, though the wind was pushing the waves much higher up on the beach than usual. We began at what is usually the high tide line, and by mid-afternoon had to move our stuff back another 40 feet. Continue reading