For the 8th time, Sandsation is back in Berlin with over 20 sand artists (called carvers) from all over the world (You may remember last year’s event). This year I had the chance to see the artists live in action.
But, what kind of sand do they use?
Well, the sand has been compressed into a material much like a soft sand stone, it also has a little “silt” content, so it wouldn’t work with normal beach sand.
Sometimes, a simple sand castle isn’t enough.
“City of the Future” – Yesterday, the 2. United Sand Festival, Germany’s biggest and most established sand sculpture festival came to its end. Over 2,000 tons of sand were used to create 18 fragile sculptures of up to 8 metres in height. They all were made by the best sand artists of the world.
Here are some pictures from the most interesting sculptures of the festival:
As a tribute to Michael Jackson, a Berlin shopping mall created a 5 metre high sand sculpture of the King of Pop, the biggest indoor sand sculpture of the world.
Over 200 tons of sand were used to create this huge battleship of art. Battleship? Well yes, it really looks like a battleship, the King of Pop himself stands in the middle, surrounded by some of the most important events of his life.
The whole project was sponsored by a couple of german companies and the sculpture will be available to the public for at least one year.