Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sand Sculptures Provide 3D Inspiration

Teaching students to create 3D sculptures is hard because they have a tendency to do very low-relief and paint details on rather that create high-relief and in-the-round 3D forms. These amazing sand sculptures from Portugal provide some good inspiration for creating more interesting 3D forms.

The ANNUAL FIESA 2008 SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL is open to the public in October. Over 3 weeks sculpture artists from Europe, Brazil & the USA mold the sand into gigantic forms. 60 sculpture artists from around the world work with 35 tons of sand for this years theme, Hollywood Icons. The exhibition covers a large area with towering characters and sets such as King Kong, Casablanca,Star Wars, Alien, E.T., The Wizard Of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, and many others.

Click on the heading above to see more images at the Fiesa site.

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