5th place by danapommet ()
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Still at the Hampton Beach 15th annual Sand Sculpture competition. The title of this sculpture is Together in the Game of Fate and the judges awarded David Andrews 5th place for this sculpture. David is the current United States National Snow Sculpting Champion. This is only his second year sculpting with sand. I left some of the beach in the background. This photo will zoom.
To answer a question from yesterdays posting, it is only sand and water. The water is the only bonding agent and there are no glue products involved. Hard to believe but if you can see in the lower right, a small section has fallen off. David carved a gumball machine on the back side of this sculpture. I do not know why, maybe his trademark.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments.
They are very much appreciated.
Image Comments (33)
MagikUnicorn () 9:06PM | Sun, 26 July 2015
KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL (my friend was in BOSTON AREA this weekend)
clbsmiley () 9:08PM | Sun, 26 July 2015
Cool I haven't been to a sand castle competition in awhile!!
blondeblurr () 10:38PM | Sun, 26 July 2015
WOW - this guy deserves all the accolades of mastering an art, which many couldn't - I mean he is definitely # 1 in my books !!! what a talent, I am glad you immortalized his work here, Dana - hope to see these the others as well ? BB
Faemike55 () 11:11PM | Sun, 26 July 2015
Fabulous work that you've captured I've seen films of this type of competition - very intense
wysiwig () 11:55PM | Sun, 26 July 2015
I do like a good sand sculpture and this is one of the best I've seen. I read up on how this is done and its quite an accomplishment to keep it all together until the artist can finish it. A fantastic image.
durleybeachbum () 12:53AM | Mon, 27 July 2015
Wonderful, I love the faces of course! On a recent 'Coast' programme the presenters tested the sand at three resorts on our South coast, and explained what made some sands better than others for sticking together. Swanage has some good stuff, but the sculptors bought their own to the Bournemouth Air Festival last year!
jayfar () 1:41AM | Mon, 27 July 2015
Another beautiful 'grainy' picture Dana. David is a very clever man for sure.
Jean_C () 1:45AM | Mon, 27 July 2015
I admire those artists who make such beautiful works with sand! Superb capture, thanks for sharing, Dana!
Katraz () 3:09AM | Mon, 27 July 2015
Even if i could sculpt that good it would fall to bits before I got to that stage.
JC_744 () 6:13AM | Mon, 27 July 2015
Amazing! I love sand sculptures! They have an annual competition in San Diego where I'm from (Imperial Beach) and I used to go as a kid. Great shot and brought back memories.
MrsRatbag () 4:59PM | Mon, 27 July 2015
Such incredible work; a true artist, for sure! Excellent capture!
RodS () 3:06AM | Tue, 28 July 2015
That's just amazing - I can't get over what these artists can do with sand. Great photo!
SunriseGirl () 5:48AM | Tue, 28 July 2015
I have never been to a sand sculpture festival before...thanks for taking me along to this one. It is really fun to see this amazing though temporary art.
sossy () 9:47AM | Tue, 28 July 2015
not bad also! stunning work on the faces and a very special and creative idea! thx for sharing this impressive art! ;o)
CavalierLady () 11:00AM | Tue, 28 July 2015
That really is amazing! Not only are they talented artists creating faces and many other details, but how is stays together, especially at those 45 degree angles is truly amazing. Great shot and thanks for sharing what must have been a very fun day.
dochtersions () 11:44AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
I absolutely love this artist and his work, especially this one, and I'm very glad you put it here. I was thinking about those gum ball machine which he placed at the back. Maybe it's because often in such a gum ball was a kind of surprise, and it is his trademark in connection with this, such as kitsch ring, or something similar. Or as old rotary knob and a gum ball machine, with all these might be stuck in it. Is not important, right? I like it very much. Wherever I love, and I want to thank you for, dear Dana, is the fact that you congratulated Karel on his birthday. It was a great surprise, you mentioned this, and incredibly thoughtful of you, my friend. Thank you from us both!!!