2nd place by danapommet ()
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The Hampton Beach 15th annual Sand Sculpture competition. The title of this sculpture is Entangles and the judges awarded Guy-Oliver Deveau 2nd place for this sculpture and a cash prize of $2,500. Guy is a professional sand and ice sculptor from Quebec, Canada. He was the 1st place winner last year at Hampton Beach.
To start the process, each artist has forms (wood or plastic) that are stacked on top of each other, gradually getting smaller towards the top, somewhat like a pyramid. The sand is compacted in the forms, then removing the top form first and then carving down as the rest of the forms are removed. Completed sculptures have no supports of any type. The Hampton Beach sand Sculptures are usually removed after weeks. All of this information came from an unidentified Hampton Beach Sandman.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments.
They are very much appreciated.
Image Comments (33)
Richardphotos () Online Now! 1:03AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
I have never seen any this detailed. superb capture also
bmac62 () 1:11AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Each step up the prize ladder gets more and more intricate. Nicely done.
Faemike55 () 1:21AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Looks like Escher was involved on this set wicked and strangely cool work
MrsRatbag () 2:16AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Incredible! I wonder how they think of these designs, and how long it takes them to plan it all out? Fantastic shot!
eekdog () 2:55AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
cool cash! 2.500. and well earned i might add. all have been super, but the one that you posted first that did not place is my fave, not by much, but.. bet it was difficuld creating this one with out collapse. best zzzzzzzzz
mtdana () 6:41AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Very special art form because it only lasts for a little while - great image!!!
SunriseGirl () 8:51AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
A nice prize which might make it worth the time and effort ..but I wonder how much it costs to enter the contest. This design is interesting although a little bit macabre
Mondwin () 10:46AM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Impressive and beauty sculpture my friend!!!Bravissimo!!!V:DDD.Hugsxx Whylma
CavalierLady () 12:58PM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Amazing!! And mind-boggling that these keep their form without collapsing!! Interesting about the wooden forms! Great shot, Dana.
Jean_C () 3:16PM | Fri, 31 July 2015
When I'm thinking that it is only sand, I find this statue breathtaking! Fantastic art work and superb capture, Dana, thanks for sharing!
Leije () 4:15PM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Again an incredible sand statue, so imaginative ! Thanks for the infos and your excellent photo, Dana !
photosynthesis () 4:47PM | Fri, 31 July 2015
The subject matter is kind of gruesome, but it's masterfully constructed...
jendellas () 6:13PM | Fri, 31 July 2015
Another superb creation, cannot wait for the 1st place. xxxx
Erestorfan () 4:28AM | Sat, 01 August 2015
Well, I don't actually get what the artist is trying to say...but then again I think I don't understand a lot of modern art, LOL. But just looking at the detail on this sculpture, it amazes me that these sand sculptures hold up and don't collapse! Talented people!
MarciaGomes () 10:33PM | Sat, 01 August 2015
Fantástica foto meu amigo a escultura é magnífica adoro todos os detalhes.+++++++++++5 Congratulações ao vencedor.
RodS () 1:32AM | Sun, 02 August 2015
I am just flabbergasted at the detail and the fact that those tubes stay in place - what an amazing piece! And this was 2nd place?? Wow! Great photo and information, Dana!
wysiwig () 4:49AM | Mon, 03 August 2015
Stunning work. I think the artist may have been a Giger fan.