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Copenhagen Sand Sculpture Festival 2012
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Sand Sculpture Exhibition At Dublin Castle 2013
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Sand Sculpture Contest | New River Beach, New Brunswick, Canada
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Sand art has progressed well beyond simple sand castles, such as this elaborate sand sculpting display in Australia

Sand art is the practice of modelling sand into an artistic form, such as a sand brushing, sand sculpture, sandpainting, or sand bottles. A sand castle is a type of sand sculpture resembling a miniature building, often a castle.

The two basic building ingredients, sand and water, are available in abundance on a sandy beach, so most sand play takes place there, or in a sandpit. Tidal beaches generally have sand that limits height and structure because of the shape of the sand grains. Good sculpture sand is somewhat dirty, having silt and clay that helps lock the irregular-shaped sand grains together.

Sand castles are typically made by children, simply for the fun of it, but there are also sand-sculpture contests for adults that involve large, complex constructions. The largest sand castle made in a contest was 18 feet tall; the owner, Ronald Malcnujio, a five-foot-high man, had to use several ladders, each the height of the sand castle. His sculpture consisted of one ton of sand and 10 litres of water to sculpt.

Jack Sparrow sand sculpture
Sand sculptures in Rio de Janeiro

Construction[edit]

An elaborate sand castle
A sand castle in Singapore
Sand sculpture "Give me shelter" 2008 2nd prize USF World Double Championship, by American Rusty Croft and French Canadian Guy Beauregard

Sand grains will not stick together unless the sand is reasonably fine. While dry sand is loose, wet sand is adherent if the proper amounts of sand and water are used in the mixture. The reason for this is that water forms little "bridges" between the grains of sand when it is damp due to the forces of surface tension.[1]

When the sand dries out or gets wet, the shape of a structure may change, and "landslides" are common. Furthermore, the mixture of fine (mostly sharper) and coarse sand granules is very important to achieve good "sand construction" results. Fine granules that have been rounded by the natural influences of seas, rivers or fluvials, in turn negatively influence the bonding between the individual granules as they more easily slide past each other. Research[2] is thus necessary to find the most suitable sand to achieve an optimal, landslide-free construction.

Shovels and buckets are the main construction tools used in creating sand castles and sand sculptures, although some people use only their hands. Water from the sea to mix with the sand can be brought to the building site with a bucket or other container. Sometimes other materials, such as pieces of wood, are added to reinforce structures.

Sand sculpting as an art form has become very popular in recent years, especially in coastal beach areas. Hundreds of annual competitions are held all over the world. Techniques[3] can be quite sophisticated, and record-breaking achievements have been noted in the Guinness World Records. Sometimes, contests are staged as advertising or promotional events.

Drip castles[edit]

A variant on the sandcastle is the drip castle, made by mixing the sand with water and dripping it from a fist held above. Some refer to the technique as "dribbling". When the slurry of sand and water lands on existing sand structures, the effect is Gaudi-esque.

Festivals and competitions[edit]

Since 1989, a World Championship in Sand Sculpture has been held in Harrison Hot Springs in Harrison, British Columbia, Canada, also known as "Harrisand". The competition has solo, double and team categories. The world's tallest sand castle was built on Myrtle Beach in South Carolina as part of the 2007 Sun Fun Festival. The structure was 49.55 feet (15.1 m) high. It took 10 days to construct and used 300 truckloads of sand.[4]

An annual competition is held on Hanalei, Kauai, every year. This is the main sandcastle/art contest in Hawaii.[5]

On September 1, 2007, Ed Jarrett completed his world-record 31.8-foot (9.66 m) high sand castle, at the Point Sebago Resort in Casco, Maine. The Castle to the Sun was constructed to raise funds to benefit children at Camp Sunshine on Sebago Lake. He created a 29′3′′ (8.9 m) sandcastle in Falmouth, Maine, in 2003, declared the world's tallest.

You can see a list of sand sculpting events held around the world at the sandcastlecentral.com website.[6]

An annual competition is held on Siesta Key, Florida, every year. Its fine, white quartz sand regularly wins comparison rankings of beach sand, yet complex structures are built during the competition.

The dune sands of Lake Michigan offer ample opportunity for Great Lakes area sand fanatics of all ages to enjoy building castles in the sand. In 2013 the Friends of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse and The Sand Lovers[7] hosted Michigan's first Master/Professional sand sculpting competition, "The Blue Water Sand Fest"[8] was a huge success and will continue in years to come.

Each year in June residents and visitors of the Grand Haven, Michigan area have enjoyed building art in the sand at the "Sand Sculpture Contest",[9] held annually at Grand Haven City Beach.  A new annual event dubbed Castle Grande[10] promises to build the biggest sand castle Lake Michigan has ever seen. The premise is to harness the energy of an entire beach going community to focus all their efforts on piling sand high and wide to build a singular grand sand castle.

Professional sand-sculpting companies[edit]

In recent years, many artists have formed companies specifically geared towards creating sand sculptures. These companies have found a niche market, with corporate and private clients looking to promote a business or product or simply to wow their guests at a special event. While most of these businesses operate part-time, there are a few that operate as full-time businesses.

Fight against the tide[edit]

A popular game is building a heap of sand, as high as possible, to withstand the upcoming tide. In the gallery below are three photos of the same heap that gets surrounded by the sea.

Other sand games[edit]

One person is buried in sand by another; their sand castle is visible in the background.

One of the main attractions of a sandy beach, especially for children, is playing with the sand, as it presents more possibilities than an ordinary sandbox.

One can make a mountain, a pit (encountering clay or the water table), canals, tunnels, bridges, a sculpture (representing a person, animal, etc., like a statue, or a scale model of a building), and many other things.

Tunnels large enough to enter are extremely hazardous; children have been killed when such underground chambers have collapsed under their own weight and instability, or due to the tide coming up or the structure being hit by a wave. Sometimes, a dam can be built to hold back the water, tidal forts, which are incredibly large sandcastles with thick walls to protect the keep from the sea, can be built, or canals can be dug to contain the water.

Burying someone up to his/her neck in sand, or burying oneself, is another popular beach activity.

See also[edit]

A dragon figure made in Torremolinos, Spain

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry, Patrick (6 January 2001). "The Science of Sandcastles". FirstScience.com. FirstScience.com. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Dr. Dietmar Meier. "Dr. Dietmar Meier - Kleines Sand- und Kies-Lexikon - interessand". Sand-abc.de. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  3. ^ http://sandisle.com/gravity-defying/
  4. ^ Volk, Willy (2007-06-11). "Retrieved on 19 June 2007". Gadling.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  5. ^ Coco Zickos - The Garden Island. "Sand castle contest Saturday - Thegardenisland.com: News". Thegardenisland.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  6. ^ sandcastlecentral.com
  7. ^ thesandlovers.com
  8. ^ bluewatersandfest.com<
  9. ^ "Sand Sculpture Contest | Grand Haven, Michigan". Facebook.com. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  10. ^ Name (required) (2013-08-17). "Castle Grande - Biggest sand castle Lake Michigan has ever seen". Sandfanaticssculpting.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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