Harvard University lecturer Matt Kaliner, aka Sandcastle Matt, makes extraordinary land art by the sea. But instead of crafting palaces and forts using plastic toy molds, he employs a unique architectural technique to create a dripping effect. Read on to find out how he makes these Gaudí-inspired Neo-Gothic pieces.
Somerville-based Matt Kaliner lectures on urban sociology at Harvard University. And in his free time, he builds elaborate sandcastles.
His contemporary land art pieces comprise a driftwood skeleton, some string and a Gothic body made from “dripping” sand. He first builds a structure from wood, secures it with string and anchors it in the sand. He then mixes sand and water in a bucket and starts dripping the sand onto the structure with his fingers until it sticks to the wood.
Want to learn how to make your own dripping sandcastles? Read this, or watch the video above.
Via The Artery
All photos by Matt Kaliner