The artist Jihoon Choi – South Korea born, depicts a young women peering through multiple symmetrical blocks. The detail put forth is absolutely amazing.
Their portable workbenches include shovels & rakes, spoons, and several common carving tools. They also utilize buckets, spray bottles and various instruments to mention just a few items.
The themes and/or images for many of their sculptures are created with more than sand and water. They are a symbol that brings attention to what is going on in the world today.
Paul and Remy Hoggard – husband & wife team, selected elephants as this years theme. Their thoughts are most likely to bring attention to the crises in Thailand. Many of the artist used their talents to express world issues.
Melineige Beauregard – a Master Sculptor from Quebec Canada, labeled her creation “Natural Beauty”. Melineige believes in expressing her inner-being, spiritual emotions and prevalent thoughts through her art.
The sculpture’s smooth silk like finish, perfectly placed oblong cutouts, and feminine facial details show why she is a Master at her profession.
There were some amazing Advanced Amateur Sculptors like Lisa Fewless who is working towards her Master status. She became interested in sculpting about 5 years ago after reading about and seeing the event. She has been perfecting her skills ever since.
Bruce Peck – living in Bradenton, Florida, shied away from his unfound talents in the beginning. But once he relocated to Florida’s Gulf Coast, he developed a passion for the arts. He enter his first competition in 2014. Bruce loves the camaraderie and festive atmosphere. We haven’t seen the last of these 3 up and coming artist.
As I mentioned at the end of the first article – Part 1, I was going to announce who took grand prize in the Single Masters category. Who else but the one and only John Gowdy. I am thinking this is his fourth or fifth time winning.
Going from an Atlantic City Fire Fighter to one of the finest sand sculptor’s in the world is an amazing feat. John has won The North American, International, and The World Championships of Sand Sculpture respectively. What more do we need to say.
Author: Anthony Scopel
Photography: Anthony & Maureen Scopel
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Video Production: Anthony Scopel & Matt Kemper
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A big thank you to Tammy Workman and Waterside Realty Group for their sponsorship!