Yup, the title says it all! I’ll leave it at that and let you check out my recent experiment in carrot sculpture. By far it has been the most stable ephemeral medium to date. If you are looking for an inexpensive carving medium to hone your carving skills then this is the medium for you. Hey, at least you won’t be a “starving artist”. I hope you all enjoy! Share on FacebookRead More →

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I have been creating sand sculptures at public and private events all over the world for almost 20 years now. It has always been in the back of my mind that someone  might not be able to resist the urge to destroy one of my creations. I could not even imagine how I would react if that had ever happened. Unfortunately I was about to find out. At a recent public event in Yarmouth MA, vandals destroyed roughly 40 hours of hard work that my team and I had put into a centerpiece sculpture for the Summer Kick Off Celebration. My team and I were just finishingRead More →

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Occasionally, I get carried away when it comes to carving new forms of ephemeral art. This day was no exception. I still have no idea if there will ever be a demand for this type of art but I said the same thing 20 years ago when I started sculpting with snow. So here it is, my first attempt at strawberry carving. This piece was completed in about 5 minutes. He looks a little grumpy but I can assure  you he was very sweet!     Share on FacebookRead More →

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Just to make things clear, yes I do own a professional sand sculpting company and yes, I do want you to consider my company when ever you think about hiring a sand sculptor.  However, there are many times when I will refer a client to another company if I know they will be in good hands, treated fairly and get the same consideration that I would offer them.  Due to my busy schedule, there are some projects I must turn away. Rather than let my client endure the painful search of finding a sculptor that will satisfy their needs, I would rather refer them to someone who I know operates onRead More →

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Another one of my favorite comics is  the Green Lantern. I’m not sure how true to  the original story the new movie will be, but I’m already impressed with the new design for Hal Jordan’s Power Ring.  For those of you not familiar with the story, Hal was the first human to be selected to join the elite corp of Green Lanterns.  I’ve always wanted to design a ring in Cinema 4D so this was a perfect opportunity. Here are a few screen shots of my initial attempts. Once I have the ring prototype created I’ll repost this article with new pictures or the actual ring. ForRead More →

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Of all the emotions we humans experience, happiness seems to be the most illusive. All of us, or hopefully most of us, have experienced moments in life that we feel truly happy. For many people these moments fade  quickly when they are confronted with the next obstacle, tragedy or dilemma. Just to be clear, I am not a doctor, psychologist or expert on human behavior. What I am, is an observer of life. Having experienced many losses, obstacles and dilemmas of my own, I don’t consider my life experiences unique, but  rather average. You see, as humans, we all have these battles we face in life. We will all at one timeRead More →

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World Championship of Sand Sculpting Logo

 To the average person looking at this logo for the first time, it may seem a bit unremarkable. The very nature of the design doesn’t necessarily bring sand sculpting to mind, but  show this logo to most professional sand sculptors  and you will get an immediate reaction. This simple design, that was officially reintroduced to the world of professional sand sculpting in the summer of 2010, symbolizes the very best of professional sand sculpting.   The story of just how this logo came to be starts in the mid 80’s when a man by the name of Joe Maize had the design  etched onto t-shirts at one of the very first professional sandRead More →

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Mjölnir

I am a self admitted comic book geek. When I saw the  most recent movie version of Thor, there was one thing that stood out to me. Many of the coolest super heroes have  a prop that is uniquely their own. Batman has his utility belt, Spiderman has his web, Wonder Woman has her golden lasso and Thor has his hammer. The prop artists did such a great  job reinventing something so simple.  When I first saw it, I thought to myself, ” That is a work of art!” Being a professional sculptor and full-time artist, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to create a digital 3D model of thisRead More →

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Currently, there is no unified judging system in use at professional level sand sculpting competitions. What that means is that each contest sets its own judging criteria and appoints its own judges. As you can imagine, this has generated a lot of discussion and a great deal of criticism regarding the outcome of many  contests over the years. Imagine for a moment going to a baseball game in one city, with one set of rules. You then race off to another city with, you guessed it, a completely different set of rules. Now, I’m not trying to simplify the issue by saying sand sculpting is somehow likeRead More →

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Wonder Woman

NBC is not hot for Wonder Woman, having cancelled the show before it even aired on the network. You can read more about that here. I must admit I was a bit skeptical when I saw the new outfit that was previewed  a few months ago,  but it would have been nice to see at least a few episodes. The new series was to star Adrianne Palicki as Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman. I must say I have fond memories of the original series that stared the lovely Linda Wagner. That show defiantly had a very campy feel but seeing Linda in that outfit week after week certainly made upRead More →

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