By Annie Lane
The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge took place in San Diego over Labor Day Weekend, with artists from all over the world coming together to compete.
The subject matter of the sculpting ranged from the local Metropolitan Transit Service to steam punk designs to a shark attacking a boat. Sculptors had until 7 p.m. to work on their piece, but by the late afternoon many had long since finished and scattered into the crowd, perhaps to enjoy the live music and food offered at the several food trucks on site. Others continued carving, chatting to the crowd of changing spectators.
“What an incredible amount of effort,” one passerby said.
“It’s easier than it looks,” the artist responded with a smile as he perfected the lines of a Book Warm sculpture.
Methinks that’s being a wee bit modest.
All photos were taken with an iPhone.