On our visit to Cape Cod last week, we were lucky to witness the professional sand sculpting going on during the town of Yarmouth’s Summer Celebration Kick-Off. There were three professional sculptors working over a few days in a roped-off area of Bass River or Smugglers Beach.
One creation was a breaching whale:
Another was slightly open to interpretation. My daughters and I thought this one showed perhaps a Chinese Junk:
We puzzled over whether this was a stone wall with cracks or maybe storm clouds with lightning; either choice seems to threaten the small sail boats below. This sculptor went on to add a mermaid at the base:
Perhaps this sculptor wanted to leave some thoughts to the imagination? Or maybe there is a myth or story that is being portrayed here.
While these three sculptures were created by professional sand sculptors (can you believe there is such a job? Must be nice!), it appeared that other folks with some sand talent were invited to get in on the fun. I didn’t see these being worked on, and they didn’t have the staying power of the professional works, but these adorable smaller sculptures were also on display:
I remember the days when my favorite little sculptors used make their creations on the beach:
Do you have memories of these temporary works of art?