Summer is nearly here which means a beach vacation for many people. And you really can’t have a beach vacation without building a sandcastle, or at least admiring the sandcastle work of others while on a beach stroll.
Like a lot of people, the sandcastles I built as a kid were nothing too impressive, some sloppily bucket molds of sand or just the giant towers of dripped sand. New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert, takes completely different approach to his sandcastle making, and has created some amazing sandcastles that look like a 3-dimensional version of Tetris.
According to ThisIsColossal, Seibert has worked as a sculptor’s assistant for 30 years and in that time has applied his knowledge and basic carpentry skills to creating geometric works of art in the sand. And as beautiful as his works of art are, Seibert enjoys the fact that they’ll be around for a short while:
“Building “sandcastles” is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it.”
“A French kid who didn’t speak much english said he had something like it at home though much smaller. As he was holding a cigarette at the time I was ready to hear he thought it looked like an ash tray.”
“I always had an affinity for architecture which I attribute to growing up in a neighborhood and town that was constantly under construction. Looking at architecture magazines as a child and seeing hotels in French ski resorts made of concrete suited my sensibility, I was hooked.”