This amazing sand installation is a larger-than-life philharmonic orchestra located on Barcelona's sunny city beach! Created by German group Sandart, the public artwork invites passers-by to come and soak up the sun in a deckchair and listen to classical music on a headset to support and promote Vienna's philharmonic orchestra. A team of 7 artists spent two weeks and a massive 200 metric tons of sand to perfect the detailed sculptures. Take a look after the jump for more pictures of this awesome installation!
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.
Images courtesy of Helen Morgan