Monday, January 5, 2009

Is This Art?

No artist name, folks, sorry about that. I think this is very interesting, but is sand sculpture art? Folks who do this really put in work. I love how "alive" this piece seems to be, not to mention the detail. This creeps me out a bit, but I like it all the same. What do you think?


Johnny January 5, 2009 at 2:50 AM  

Wow, that is completely amazing. If that's not art, I don't know what is!

Miriam January 5, 2009 at 4:18 AM  

Wow! It's definitely amazing and requires skill.

ActsofFaithBlog January 5, 2009 at 4:39 AM  

Yes it's art. That's an amazing rendering and really hard to do with sand. I saw a basketball mounted in a box encased in glass with some dirt scattered underneath at MOMA with a $5K price tag so if that can be considered art then so should this.

Conservative Black Woman January 5, 2009 at 5:16 AM  

Yep, I'd call that art. I don't like it and I agree that it's creepy but only a sculptor with skill and talent could create such a work.

Mista Jaycee January 5, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

That's art! No credit taken but completely awe inspiring! (Smile)

GoldenAh January 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM  


Even when I see incredible graffiti I view it as art.

wisdomteachesme January 5, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

i do love sand art.
it is sculpture. sand has been used as a medium for creating art for many years. in fact it is used by some sculptors to make metal sculpture - the lost sand method.
i like this one--it's very surreal!

as aofb said, it is a difficult medium to work with as it has to be not to dry and not to wet. trial and error teaches the sculptor.
i hate the way society has to put an outrageous price on everything.
esp art.

Claudia January 5, 2009 at 11:57 PM  

Whoa, another thought-provoking piece. That really took skill. It is creepy, but someone probably saved a lot of money and time that might have been spent on a therapist by creating this awesome work of art.

Bert Adams January 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM  

Hi All,
I did that sculpture.
2003 in Port Aransas at the Texas SandFest.
It's 9ft x 6ft x 6ft.
No, it didn't win anything.

I was looking for a raw emotion. It that is disturbing, so be it.

Bert Adams

Professor Tracey January 6, 2009 at 2:50 PM  

@Bert Adams -

Thanks for identifying your work. If your piece didn't win something, I would like to see what did.

Anonymous,  January 7, 2009 at 12:46 AM  

Great work, Bert. It kinda looks like Joe the plumber. You absolutely captured the raw emotions I felt for this man 3 months ago. LOL

Missy January 7, 2009 at 12:48 AM  

Art is subjective. It doesn't have to be appreciated or win an award to be classified as art. It's an interesting piece nonetheless. The artists says he was going for "raw emotion"--He NAILED it.
Most "art" is unknown, under-appreciated, and are the artists.

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