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Critters and Characters

Sand Sculptures and Sand Castles
Critters and Characters

ALIANA'S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY - MONARCH BEACH - LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

“Soft Sculpture” as we call it serves as a stark contrast to the relative discipline that we take in making sand castles.  There is a particular whimsy and freedom in these pieces that makes them special.  The soft sculptures also allow us to convey the humor that is intrinsic to sand sculpture, and to sand sculptors, as well as giving us a unique medium with which to make statements about the world around us.

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

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NICKELODEON - SPONGE BOB AND PATRICK - SANTA MONICA

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ALIANA'S 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY - MONARCH BAY, CALIFORNIA

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USC FUNDRAISER - JONATHAN CLUB - SANTA MONICA

SUNKEN PIRATE SHIP - SEAL BEACH

SUNKEN PIRATE SHIP - SEAL BEACH

"EASTER ISLAND" - CORONA DEL MAR

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IT COSMETICS PRIVATE PRODUCT LAUNCH PARTY - MONARCH BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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SAND COUCHES FOR PRIVATE BEACH BASHES

UNDERWATER SEA CREATURES

UNDERWATER SEA CREATURES

UNDERWATER SEA CREATURES

UNDERWATER SEA CREATURES

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STAPLES CENTER - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - NHL ALL-STAR GAME