Incredible Sand Installation in Barcelona Recreates an Entire Philharmonic Orchestra

by , 06/06/12
filed under: Art, Design, Gallery

vienna, sandart, sand installation, public intervention, public sculpture, musical installation, barcelona beach artwork, public art, sustainable art, green design, philharmonic orchestra

The entire installation was crafted from a mixture of imported sand, water, and glue to help protect the figures from collapsing in the wind. Each of the sand-sculpted musicians are unique, and they’re each depicted playing a different instrument in front of a conductor who stands between them and the audience.

The sculpture is located in the center of Barcelona’s main drag and looks out over the sea and offers a peaceful alternative to the hoards of beach-goers strolling along the seafront! If you’re lucky enough to be in the area, be sure to check out the musical intervention before it closes on June 7.


+ Sandart

Images courtesy of Helen Morgan

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