Sunday, June 21, 2009

Amazing Sand Sculpture Art - Harrisand

Much more than a mere bucket and spade event, "Harrisand" is the World Championship of Sand Sculpture and the exhibition of finished sculpture is Western Canada's largest outdoor art show. Raising sand castles to a higher plane, these creations begin as columns of dampened, hard-packed sand tamped in wooden forms. The artists create realistic figures and complex scenes and tableaux using carving tools, usually achieving a high degree of realism. The competition is divided into the doubles category, solo master and team-100-hour. After the prizes are awarded, the sculptures remain in-situ as a temporary exhibition for a full month...


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