If your idea of sand sculpture is castles, you have to love this one, based I guess on the TV series, which I haven’t seen. An amazing amount of detail on these solo sand sculptures on the Atlantic City beach. Even with about a week to produce them, I find it hard to imagine how some of them were finished in time. More details of this one below.
Two sides of this Disney-inspired sculpture.
Now we begin the duo sculptures created this past week by pairs of sculptors. Not sure how the pairs are teamed. Some seem to work separately on two sections with a single theme, other pairs work together on one piece, as here. Most of the duos are larger than the solos.
Another amazing castle sculpture, this one includes a seaside town, lighthouse, and sailing ship! Some details below.
Here’s the first place winner in the Duo Competition. Details below.
This was my favorite of the duos: clever, artful and amazing. Lots of details below.
This one was also brilliant, the best use of two individual pieces working together. Here we have a loving couple from history below a camera, and through the lens is the second sculpture behind this one. Details below.
An odd but interesting sculpture of a former Atlantic City boardwalk attraction, the Diving Horse. This one got thumbs down from Ellen for celebrating what she considers animal cruelty, but I thought the sculpture was good. Crowd detail below.
I’ll end with this description of Sand Sculpture history, which the contest claims began right here in Atlantic City in 1897. I’m sure there are other opinions. It’s an ephemeral art that I love to see. Come visit and see them for yourself if you can.