There’s something quite peculiar about sand art, a strangeness that I struggle to place. Perhaps it is the evident fragility of the medium, with one small fall destroying an entire day’s work, or maybe its the simple potential that lies within an outcome constructed from the sum of many smaller, interchangeable, parts. Whatever may cause my sense of disquiet, I can absolutely appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into building an intricate sand sculpture, much like the one photographed above that I saw at a recent expo. I wrote this haiku about sand sculpting.
Grains, oh greater goal,
Combined to increase a souls,
Sense of wonder, awe.
(Photo – Eli Woodbine, Canada, 2016)