Calvin Seibert gave up making conventional sandcastles with a little bucket some time ago and now when time permits for a day at the beach, Calvin the grown-up kid indulges in the influences of architects like Gottfried Bohm, Aldo Rossi and the set designer Adolphe Appia.
And too, the astronomical observatories in Jaipur or work by Paul Rudolph, Lawrence Halprin and Hans Scharoun.
If you've the time to play in the sand, you'll find more of Calvin's sandcastles here...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Hey Mum, Dad, Called Calvin. Come And Look At My Sandcastles...
Posted by The Flying Tortoise at 6:00 AM
Labels: at the beach, beach architecture, beach art, building with sand, calvin seibert, geometric sandcastles, modernist sandcastles, sand architecture, sand art, sandcastles, temporary art installations
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It must be mortifying to watch that amazing sand art return back to the sand from whence they came.ReplyDelete
Such a waste of nice art when the tide comes in.ReplyDelete
Oh, I don't know... the creation and absorption of these artworks by the sea seem to be in keeping with the ideal put forth by Tibetan sand mandalas:ReplyDelete
Just because you can't take these artworks home and hang them on a wall doesn't diminish their value to the artist, or to the observer.
Yes, each is a temporary art installation that is to be viewed in the now.Delete
We may value it more because it's only with us for a short time.
Just to show that the cosmic juice is flowing, about a half-hour after I posted above, I picked up a week-old scrap of the local newspaper and found the following on the front page of the City/Region section:ReplyDelete
Thanks Mr Sharkey. Well found and of course your timing was impeccable...Delete