Field Trip! Whimsy in the Dunes

Jennifer Savage / Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. / Art , Humboldt , Local Happenings , Ocean

 

Sock Sand Monkey!

 

Gray skies and a brisk north wind did little to deter what appeared to be a well-attended 17th annual Sand Sculpture Festival today. The event, hosted by Friends of the Dunes, draws hundreds out the Manila Community Center trailhead, through the wildflower-carpeted sand onto the expansive palette of beach. Artistic visions large and small become real – temporarily, of course – but even latecomers can wander among the sculptures as evening brings in the tide. 

For the full rundown, see here. For a quick look, read on…

Fierce!

People like to play!


How some folks were feeling post-Oyster Fest.

So many layers.

A castle, made of sand.

 

Skeery! UPDATE: The keen eye of ace reporter Zach St. George noted that this sculpture was, in fact, far more than simply scary – that it was a near-perfect replica of Han Solo encased in carbonite! This error is deeply, deeply regretted. (Please do not tell my friend Pablo Hidalgo.) Point, St. George.

 

 

Flowers are pretty.

 

 

 

Sometimes, there’s a pony.

 

 

 

 

 

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