Impressive Modernist Sand Castles By Calvin Seibert
- Charmaine Li
New York-based artist Calvin Seibert builds elaborate architectural sand castles. Featuring geometric shapes and sharp angles, his work often resembles brutalist structures or buildings designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry. Most of the time, Seibert’s ideas or influences for the sand sculptures arise spontaneously and can stem from seeing a fishing village or a modernist art piece. Though the nature of sand castles means many of his pieces no longer exist, Seibert has captured many of his works in a Flickr album.
On the challenges of this art, he writes, “Building ‘sandcastles’ is a bit of a test. Nature will always be against you and time is always running out. Having to think fast and to bring it all together in the end is what I like about it. I rarely start with a plan, just a vague notion of trying to do something different each time.”