Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sand Art- Mermaid Edition

Many pictures of one sculpture today.  This sand mermaid is probably the most intricate sculpture I've attempted to date.  It took about an hour and twenty minutes from start (piling up a bunch of sand) to finish (the cross-hatch lines on her tail and fins).  Now I'm brainstorming for the next sculpture...I think I have one more in me before we head home.  Any suggestions?





10 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is really impressive! Hope it lasted a while for others to enjoy.

Rick Daley said...

Thanks! She made it for about 4 hours, and turned out to be quite structurally sound. The tip of her tail went fairly quickly, but it took about 40 minutes for the waves to render her unrecognizable near the peak of high tide.

D.G. Hudson said...

Great sand art, Rick!

Suggestion: how about an open book? or a closed one, bigger than life size.

Is anyone else in the family helping or do you let them?

Rick Daley said...

DG- An open book is a good idea, I might even through in a reader...I'll have to think about that one.

Sometimes I let the kids help, but for something like this, it's a bit too delicate for young hands. It was almost too delicate for old hands!

Anita said...

Your sand art rocks! I think you should hang photos on a wall somewhere...your kids will love them 20 years from now.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I love this! :-)

Rick Daley said...

Anita- I've saved all the photos, if not a gallery, an album is surely in the making. I think I know what the next one will be...

Annalisa- Thanks! The positive feedback is very motivating ;-)

Anne Gallagher said...

That's really cool. When I lived in Rhode Island they used to have the sand art competitions every year. Amazing incredible stuff.

Like your mermaid. She's very pretty. Do you add embellishments like rocks, shells, and seaweed, or are your sculptures au nateral?

Rick Daley said...

Thanks! It's all sand, the only thing I added was water to the pile before I started carving away. In my other sculpture from earlier in the week (scroll down on my blog) I used a reed for a frog tongue.

I plan to hit the beach one last time today, I have a picture in my head, we'll see if I can turn it into another fine piece of art!

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