Building "sandcastles" is a bit of a test...
November 12, 2016 9:01 PM   Subscribe

Calvin Seibert builds modernist sand castles. "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. Once I begin building and forms take shape I can start to see where things are going and either follow that road or attempt to contradict it with something unexpected."
posted by mikesch (12 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Gorgeous, thank you for posting!
posted by dfm500 at 10:19 PM on November 12, 2016


posted by alex4pt at 11:20 PM on November 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

The water is soooooooooo close in some of those pictures.
posted by Literaryhero at 11:25 PM on November 12, 2016

Very cool. Thanks for the post.
posted by delight at 11:40 PM on November 12, 2016

Their clean lines remind me of the light/shadow play in the architecture in the Martian Chronicles miniseries.
posted by Rufous-headed Towhee heehee at 3:43 AM on November 13, 2016

I've admired Seibert's work for awhile now. There are some good interviews out there if you're interested. The impermanence of the medium is what fascinates me most.
posted by katie at 5:10 AM on November 13, 2016 [3 favorites]

Finally, modernist architecture I can approve of.
posted by ocschwar at 5:42 AM on November 13, 2016

posted by jacquilynne at 9:12 AM on November 13, 2016

If you click on one of the Flickr pics and then scroll through them with the slider arrows, you'll see that occasionally he has comments on his creations.
posted by beagle at 10:20 AM on November 13, 2016

They're so satisfying, I just want to make them real and climb all over them.
posted by lucidium at 3:50 PM on November 13, 2016

Do you need any binding material other than water to make castles like this? The overhangs kind of blow my mind.
posted by invitapriore at 3:53 PM on November 13, 2016

I looked up some videos, and apparently nope -- just water.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:39 PM on November 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

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