Sand Sculptures

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I have been sculpting mermaids in the sand for about a decade . . .

sensuous life-sized images of the mythical siren

that lures me to the shore.

 

It is a labor of distant and soulful longing,

performed in and of her own domain

at the water's edge . . .

 

that magical realm of mystic transition

where land meets sea

work dissolves to play

and reality seeks the myth . . .

 

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the gallery

NEW
East Matunuck, RI

2008

East Matunuck, RI

2005

STILL COMING SOON
Dewey Beach, DE

2004

Cape May, NJ

2003

Kiawah Island, SC

2001

Kiawah Island, SC

2001

Surfer's Point, CA

2000

East Matunuck, RI

2000

Block Island, RI

1998

Hyannis, MA

1997

Ventura, CA

1996

Cape May, NJ

1995

Cape May, NJ

1994

Ventura, CA

1991

Ocean City, NJ

1990

 

Lots more to come as soon as time permits

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In all, I have probably sculpted about thirty-five mermaids.

I have taken reasonably good photos of most,

so eventually there will be many more posted here,

along with some observations about the process and its ephemeral results.

For now, this is all I have scanned.

 

Answers to the five questions I am asked most often:

 

Each sculpture takes an average of five to seven hours, depending on many variables.

I don't use ANY sculpting tools other than my hands . . not even a bucket or a stick.

The model? Nobody in particular . . and a little bit of every beautiful woman I have ever known.

Like real mermaids, my sculptures always go back to the sea with the return of high tide.

No, I don't really color the sand. The colors were added with the computer.

 

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