2018 International Sand Sculpting Championship

2018 Sand Sculpting Results



1ST PLACE - SOLO
NEPTUNE'S CHOICE - SOLO

"Worshippers of Points"
Karlise Ile, Latvia

POINT: from old French word meaning "dot, point, period (the punctuation mark)," from Latin punctus, past participle of pungere "to prick, to punc-ture." The Indo-European root is peug- "to prick." Related borrowings from Latin include pugilist and pugnacious. When you puncture something, you use a sharp object to make a tiny hole in it. That tiny hole, especially from a distance, looks like a point, but if you zoom in there is a large hole. The HOLE by definition is hollowed place in something solid. A place or position, that needs to be filled, because someone or something is no longer there. But don’t do that, because you will lose point!

2ND PLACE - SOLO

“Beauty Fool”
Melineige Beauregard, Canada

The Quest of Beauty, we are told/For to reach happiness, we should behold/Era’s fashion and perfection change/Slaves of Looks, we are shamed/Following the Age’s new standards and tools/Forever unsatisfied, we are Beauty Fools

3RD PLACE - SOLO
PEOPLE'S CHOICE - SOLO

"When Loved Ones Become Treasured Memories"
John Gowdy, Italy

My sculpture depicts a photo of a grandfather and grandmother (who have passed) in a warm embrace. The framed portrait reminds the onlooker of the "treasured memories" of times spent together. The back shows gifts given from them long ago as another reminder of happy childhood memories.

4TH PLACE - SOLO

“Strange Love”
Krists Zarins, Latvia

Sometimes love can be strange and powerful. Even nature gives up when true love comes.

SCULPTOR'S CHOICE - SOLO

“Re-entrance”
Joris Kivits, Netherlands

That unexpected moment in time a love of the past steps back into your life. Just at the moment the memories of those days started to fade and dry up like an old painting. The beauty of that person energizes your life once again...

“Church Key”
Abe Waterman, Canada

While Ben Franklin may not have said "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," he did inspire the sentiment, and Dennis Denuto couldn't help but approve, for, as he says, "It's the vibe of the thing, your Honour."

1ST PLACE - TEAM
SCULPTOR'S CHOICE - TEAM

“Meditation”
Andrius Petkus, Lithuania
Dmitry Klimenko, Russia

Joy, anger, fear, happiness, sadness. As the clouds run through the blue sky emotions arise in our minds. And as the clouds bring rain and salvation from the scorching heat our emotions have a reaction to the outside world. They help us to understand what we want (as it seems to us). But what do we find if we try to look beyond. Sometimes in order to find something we need to get rid of something.

2ND PLACE - TEAM

"Emerge"
Jonathan Bouchard, Canada
Jacinthe Trudel, Canada

I am you, I am me… I am everything you see. I am strong and the most powerful thing. You may surely see me sometimes as being rough and cruel but I’m also capable of bringing the sweetest things to your eyes. I am fragile…delicate and elegant. I am made of pure life itself…Life is intimately connected to me, it cannot exist without me. I am Nature. And I am wounded. I need your help quickly for future generations to emerge…

3RD PLACE - TEAM

"Colors of Feelings"
Bagrat Stepanian, Russia
Andrey Vazhynskyi, Ukraine

“We use colors, but we paint with our feelings. The brush, hand and palette are necessary to draw, but the picture is created not by them.” (Jean-Siméon Chardin)

NEPTUNE'S CHOICE - TEAM

"Embrace"
Wilfred Stijger, Netherlands
Edith Van De Wetering, Netherlands

Our heart is wide enough to embrace the world and hands are long enough to encompass the world.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - TEAM

"Moses"
Matthew Deibert, New Jersey
Ian Deibert, New Jersey

It was God’s hand and perfect plan to save Moses’ life as an infant. God spoke to Moses and used him to lead his people out of Egypt. We read of the plagues and the Passover, the parting of the Red Sea, Mount Sinai and the journey to the Promise Land. Moses was a foreshadowing of Jesus. Through God’s grace, he sent his son to rescue people from sin and death. The familiar verse John 3:16, is God’s rescue plan. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. To get a deeper sense of his plan, I encourage you to read the book of John.


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