They use special sand and compact it with heavy machines in wooden frames. Then artists cut huge sculptures into the sand.
This year’s topic was „Time Travel“, which was such a wide topic, that the variety of sculptures was very enjoyable.
The kraken and the T-Rex were just absolutely cool!
And through the hole you can see the sculpture in the background:
I thought I’d sort this post with the most brilliant pieces at the end. Doesn’t work, too many are just plain awesome! So it is sorted with the neutral pictures first, and some nudity at the end. Stop at the warning, if you do not approve on sand-sculptured nudity.
History in school never moved me – as we learned a lot of facts. Art on the same subject, however, does – because it teaches the emotions.
Once the emotions into a historical subject are awakened, reading the facts and background flows naturally. If you have a couple of minutes now, read the Wikipedia article on Guernica (en, or de) and stop at your personal bearable amount of suffering, and maybe transform your emotional history lessons it into being forgiving, welcoming and generally nice to fellow humans for a couple of days. 🙂
Do you have the same urge to take a picture when your name appears or names of friends? Well, some people’s names are not suitable for this game at all. Sorry for that. Mine just are, and I use it for my own amusement!
And now comes what we have all been waiting for:
Now the most brilliant art work! However, it is a video and you have to watch it on YouTube. And due to the content, you should be over 18 and I hope it will not be censored at some point. 🙂
If something with the video embedding here fails, the link is: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/DB3JZMPF-uQ It’s not a listed video on YouTube, so you can only see it when you know the link. Feel free to share the link if you think it is important for someone to see. Feel also free to share this entire article of course. 🙂
That’s it from the Sand Sculpture Exhibition. I really enjoyed being there. I hope you really enjoyed the pictures from it as well.