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Sandcastle Builder Calvin Seibert Creates Incredibly Precise Geometric Sculptures Out of Sand

Posted By Morgana Matus On December 4, 2012 @ 1:32 pm In Architecture,Art,Eco Textiles,Eco-Inspiration,gallery | No Comments


Influenced by Gottfried Bohm [4] and and Aldo Rossi, Calvin Seibert transforms particles of sand into strikingly precise geometric shapes. Each sandcastle emerges from the rough surrounding terrain as a smooth, three-dimensional structure. Although they look amazingly solid, each is a wave away from total dissolution. Taking about a day to build each piece, Seibert uses whatever free time he can manage to add to his collection of photographs.

“I always have these ideas that I want to try but somehow in the attempt to get something done by the end of the day I turn towards my old standby solutions. I need to spend 6 weeks on the beach all at once. As it is I only get a day here and there and go whole years without building anything. If I could manage that I might get somewhere new.” he says.

To see more of his series of geometric gems, head over to the artist’s Flickr page [3].

+ Calvin Seibert [3]

Via Colossal [5]


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[3] Calvin Seibert's: http://www.flickr.com/photos/45648531@N00/sets/72157594166672630/with/3343452618/

[4] Gottfried Bohm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gottfried_B%C3%B6hm

[5] Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11/geometric-sandcastles-by-calvin-seibert/

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