Sand "Castles" Like You've Never Seen

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 28, 2015
Matthew Kaliner, a Harvard University lecturer uses the "drip method" that we all learned as kids on the beach to create otherworldly sculptures on the beach. In an interview with The Atlantic, Kaliner says that he is "motivated entirely by the sheer joy of playing on the beach, and making something out of what I can find that day." Although he enjoys watching the castles get swept away, Kaliner aims "to make make my castles more resilient to waves by using sticks, anchored by elaborate braces I dig underground," the sand architect explained. "Watching the castle rising above the waves is a real treat—and that's always when they look best.”

Calvin Seibert's Geometric Sandcastles

Street Art // Friday, March 22, 2013
Calvin Seibert has being occupying his time at the beach and creating sand castles out of various 3D geometric shapes. Some resemble architectural buildings or futuristic cities. He’s been documenting them all, obviously due to their temporary existence. 

2011 Imperial Beach US Sandcastle Competition

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Earlier this summer, the annual 2011 US Sand Castle Competition from Imperial Beach in San Diego, California was held, featuring 30 professional and amatuer sand sculpting and sand castle teams competing for over $25,000 in prize money. After the jump, check out the video from this year's competition.


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