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Jul 23 2014

Questionable Defensibility: Beautiful Geometric Sand Castles

calvin-4New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert created a group of geometric/abstract sandcastles on a recent 10-day trip to Hawaii. First let me say, what a life. Traveling to Hawaii, building sandcastles, living in New York. What more could you ask for, aside from not to live in New York. I’m sure a lot of people like it there, probably a little more that half during the summer.

What impresses me most about these castles as opposed to others I’ve seen is the large flat surfaces. That’s got to be difficult to do with sand. Most sand castles I’ve seen hide flaws by adding some texture to the walls but Seibert goes for more of a clean modern look and I appreciate that.

I built a pretty nice sand castle once. It had walls and a gate and crenelations and everything. All the castle-y requirements. Unfortunately I have siblings so the castle didn’t last long. They brought in their siege engines and threw disease ridden corpses over my walls. And then they stepped on the east wing and we had to go home.

Hit the jump for some of my favorites.

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