Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sand sculptures turn Revere Beach into art gallery

Revere Beach became a surreal wonderland of dreams and nightmares last weekend as artists from around the globe spent grueling hours in the sun building intricate sand sculptures.

This year's Sand Sculpting Festival allowed sculptors to use 12 tons of sand in an 18'x18′ space. Each was given thirty hours to complete their masterpiece, beginning on Wednesday (July 22) and concluding on Saturday afternoon (July 25). They worked from 8AM until 5PM with a 45 minute lunch break.

First place in the solo category went to Melineige Beauregard for her Open Your Mind and Let Your Spirit Fly Out sculpture, while Ilya Filmonstev and David Ducharme took home the top prize in the inaugural duo competition for their creation, Salt of the Earth.

Below are some of my favorites. These figures will remain on the beach until wind, rain and waves wear them down.

Salt of the Earth by Ilya Filmonstev and David Ducharme received the top award in the duo category.



First place in the solo contest went to Melineige Beauregard for her Open Your Mind and Let Your Spirit Fly sculpture.

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