Sand Sculpture

Sand Sulpture - the Art which is Impressive and Impermanent -

Have you ever played with sand?

"Sand Play" is the most primitive and familiar things for human. It is the beginnig of sand sculpture. Sand sculpture is the art form using only sand and water. Since it is made only the bound of sand itself and no other sculptual support inside it, sand sculpture always face to the collapse. It is beautiful and impressive art, while it cannot exist permanently. This is the most attractive point of sand sculpture. 

Sand sculptors try to create and change the form of this fragile material. By their hands, this ephemeral art comes to the world.

Let's Make the Sand Sculpture!

Sand Sculpture is made from only sand and water. The sand of our exhibited sculpture is put into wooden forms as pyramid for compaction. While the small one can make at your home. 

We show you how to make sand sculpture below. If you interested, let's click each images and read the explanation. At this time, below is the basic process of sculpting cat by sand, but following to your imagination, you can create everything. Let's try with us!

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1. Prepare the tools what you need for molding sand foundation. ・Bucket ・Water ・Shovel ・Sand ・Thick Stick

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2. Put sand into bucket which the bottom fall out of.

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3. Run water into it.

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4. Mix them well.

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5. Compress sand by hitting it by thick stick.

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6. Wait few moments until sand is gotten dry.

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7. Strip bucket from sand.

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8. Th foundation of sand is completed.

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9. Prepare the tools what you need for sculpting sand, for example, spoon, trowel, and so on.

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10. Draw th outline of what you want to sculpt.

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11. Removw the excessive outside part.

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12. Carve this foundation with imagine the completed form.

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13. Continue to sculpt as three dimentional statue.

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14. Sculpt the detail, like face and decoration.

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15. Still detail with careful consentration,,,,

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16. After finishing and checking whole balance, the sandy cat is completed! Congraduation!