Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sant Art: The Sphinx

Here are some pictures of my first sand sculpture: The Sphinx.  I'm warming up for a Cinder Clouds-themed sculpture later in the week.  I think a croc / alligator will invade the beach too. 

The Sphinx lasted about an hour before we watched the tide destroy it, which of course is half the fun.

After I had completed the Sphinx, my kids were helping me build the perimeter wall when several other kids came by to see the sculpture.  Then they left and reappeared with shovels and quickly got to work helping us.

"Cool, we have slave labor," I said.  My younger son picked up on that and relayed that little factiod to every other person who came by.




7 comments:

Laurel said...

Wow, Rick! That is impressive! I need to see if I can dig up a link on the Savannah College of Art and Design sand sculpture competition. We went one year and it was amazing.

Laurel said...

Here it is:

http://www.scad.edu/experience/events/sand-arts/2011/gallery.cfm

Gather some inspiration!

Anita said...

You're a fabulous dad! Last beach vacation for me, I sat around drinking margaritas.

Rick Daley said...

Thanks for the link, just looked at the pictures with the boys. Now it's time for a bike ride!

Sharon said...

Nice! Wish I was there with an adult beverage, sitting in a nice comfy chair next to my sister-in-law (your wife) watching you create your masterpieces....could appreciate them much more in person & with a tad bit of alcohol!!haha!!

Bane of Anubis said...

Did you bury the slaves afterward?

Rick Daley said...

No, there was an Exodus and they escaped.