Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sand Sculpture Event 2010

The fun started Friday, June 18th when 300 tons of sand was dropped on Hampton Beach and Greg Grady's group of sand sculptors started pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 30th. The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks.

This was my first time sculpting sand and I made a sand elephant and a sand jaguar for the demo site. All of the Master Sand Sculptors contribute creative pieces to the site and the logos of all of the major sponsors of the event are sculpted onto the demo site. This year's theme was Shangri-La or heaven on earth and I had a great time making magical works on art on the beach. The sand used for this event has more silt in it than regular beach sand and it is 'pounded up' or packed tightly using a tamp and water into wood and/or plastic forms which are then sculpted into temporary works of art on site.


Robin Chandler said...

Bravo, sandwoman! Looks fabulous!

Donna Dodson said...

Thank you!