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Continuation of the Hampton Beach 15th annual Sand Sculpture competition. The title of this sculpture is Sucker Punch and the judges awarded Abe Waterman 4th place for this sculpture. Abe is from Prince Edward Island and considers himself to be the rudest person in the Canadian Maritimes. The subject is a frustrated taxpayer punching an IRS tax agent. Two separate POVs so you can enjoy the power of the punch and size of his fist.
Yes, it is only sand and water and thoroughly compacted. Each sculptor is supplied with 10 tons of sand. Hampton Beach has round grains of sand from the pounding waves over thousands of years. Flat grain sand is brought in because it compacts and retains water better than round sand grains and will offer a much more stable and longer lasting sculpture. The sand comes from a New Hampshire quarry which boasts having some of the best sculpting sand in the world. Info from an unidentified Hampton Beach Sandman. More information in my next post.
Thanks for stopping by, taking a look and for all your previous favs and comments.
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Image Comments (30)
CavalierLady () 12:08AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
These are so interesting, Dana, and I always marvel at the talent and creativity of sand artists. Another wonderful image.
Faemike55 () Online Now! 1:02AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
This is so cool! Great art; cool capture and interesting information thanks for sharing
Texas3D () 1:17AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
Beau concepte, belle photo :) Concepte beautiful, nice picture :)
jocko500 () 4:29AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
wow this is cool. same thing with sand blasting sand as it if not the round type also for the same reason but of course round sand can not blast rust off iron too good
SunriseGirl () 7:00AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
This guy is a "Boston Tea Party" man reincarnated. Wow! talk about tax protest. Very impressive art. Thanks so much for sharing.
Jean_C () 8:02AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
Another very impressive scupture, even if I agree with mtdana about the violent theme... but it's only art! Superb capture and interesting infos, Dana!
dochtersions () 11:52AM | Wed, 29 July 2015
Hey Mr Sandman, this is so COOL!, But a bit much anger, because you have to pay tax, haha. So very well represent here, WOW! That wrist, unbelievable how it has 'grow'. :D
Leije () 2:38PM | Wed, 29 July 2015
This sand sculpture is incredible ! The two POV are superb, thanks again for sharing, Dana !
photosynthesis () 4:46PM | Wed, 29 July 2015
Nobody enjoys paying taxes, but I disagree with the angry politics of this piece - though it is visually clever. And I like the way you've creatively joined the two photos, Dana...
Erestorfan () 8:59PM | Wed, 29 July 2015
Wow, great shots Dana! It has always amazed me what people can do with sand and water! That was interesting to read about round sand grains and flat sand grains! Do you know where the quarry the sand comes from is? Mike wants to visit Hampton this Saturday, so maybe we'll get to see some of these if they are still around!
RodS () Online Now! 2:16AM | Thu, 30 July 2015
Well, that's a heck of a sculpture! LOL I love it! Great shot and interesting information. I was wondering if they used a special sand for this - beach sand just doesn't seem like it would stick together that well.
MarciaGomes () 10:42PM | Sat, 01 August 2015
Incrível fotos meu amigo essa escultura é surpreendente todos os detalhes são perfeitos,esses artistas que fazem escultura de areia são muito talentosos.+++++++++++++5
wysiwig () 4:41AM | Mon, 03 August 2015
I think we've all been there at one time or other. Great capture of some pretty surreal work.
blondeblurr () 3:48AM | Tue, 04 August 2015
Brilliant interpretation of a 'certain' mood and action scene ... thanks for # 4 Dana ;)) BB