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Castles and Architecture

Sand Sculptures and Sand Castles
Castles and Architecture

KAMAISHI SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL - KAMAISHI, JAPAN

The art of sand sculpture derives its very existence from the sand castles that we built at the beach when we were kids.  Trying to re-capture that magic is part of what has driven all of the artists in this particular medium.  Pushing the boundaries of the art form, taking things higher and higher, bigger and bigger has also been a driving force behind the artistic development of sand sculpture…a pursuit that has led us to several Guinness Book of World Records Sand Castles from 1985 to 1992.

We’ve also tried to push the artistic boundaries of sand sculpture by trying more and more abstract artistic pieces while perfecting the professional projects that are the monetary fuel for producing the more artistic works of art.

No two sand castles are alike, each has it’s own design and its own personality.  Each sand castle has it’s own story to tell, it’s own history to reveal, it’s own magic to pass on to those who view them.

Donnie DeWees has been an international professional sand sculptor for the last 35+ years. Seeing the ephemeral nature of sand sculpture as being the antithesis of architecture, he has helped propel the art form from its infancy in the early 1980’s on the beaches of Southern California to the world-wide status that it has obtained now. Sand sculpting has taken Donnie to Kamaishi, Japan and to twenty different U.S. states.

Donnie was one of the founding members of Archisand Professional Sand Sculptors with Greg LeBon starting in 1989 and has been an integral part of Archisand for the last 31 years. http://socalsandcastles.com/

 

“You borrow sand from the ocean for a short time, you make something wonderful from it, and then you return the sand to mother earth. It’s the most earth-friendly art form there is.”

-Donnie DeWees

Lost City of Atlantis – Treasure Island FLA.

Lost City of Atlantis – Treasure Island FLA.

Camelot – Pacific Beach, CA.

Camelot – Pacific Beach, CA.

Cinderella’s Castle – Pacific Beach, CA.

Cinderella’s Castle – Pacific Beach, CA.

Abstract City Skylines Wall Street Journal

Abstract City Skylines Wall Street Journal

Go Daddy Christmas Party Phoenix, AZ

Go Daddy Christmas Party Phoenix, AZ

Castle for Builder’s Show

Castle for Builder’s Show

Fantasy Castle – Seal Beach, Ca.

Fantasy Castle – Seal Beach, Ca.

Santa’s Castle – Laguna Hills Mall, CA.

Santa’s Castle – Laguna Hills Mall, CA.

Fantasy Castle – Seal Beach, Ca.

Fantasy Castle – Seal Beach, Ca.