Sand castles often consist of bucket-shaped columns of sand, with medieval-style moats. Not Calvin Seibert’s. His are precise and almost mathematical in their construction. Via Gizmodo:
Artist Calvin Seibert explaining his sand creations:
When I was a kid I made structures that looked like buildings in the early stages of construction. I wasn’t interested in finished looking scale models. We lived in a neighborhood where houses were always just being built and I was attracted to that. I thought then that I would be an architect but by high school It became clear that what I had really been making all along were sculptures and so I went to art school and became an artist.
I grew up in Colorado and the sandcastles only got started when I moved to New York and had access to a beach. For many years I never bothered to photograph what I made. Then as I started doing so I also started taking them more seriously. Thinking about how they might evolve. How I push the shapes and ideas.
Evoking both stark modernist and classic structures from people like Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen. It must be a little painful to see the waves wash these away, but that’s the beautiful nature of a sand castle. Fleeting, ephemeral, momentary.