Sand Castle Machines
September 3, 2006 6:08 PM   Subscribe

Kirk Rademaker makes sand sculptures that look like whimsical, steampunkesque machines (among other things).
posted by jonson (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Nice stuff.

More sand sculpture goodness here.
posted by caddis at 6:49 PM on September 3, 2006

I swear, it sometimes seems there's no links on earth that aren't on Growabrain already. It's quite a linksblog, and has been responsible for many wasted hours, including this very afternoon (looking through the "los angeles" archives).
posted by jonson at 6:57 PM on September 3, 2006

Agreed. I am enamored with his musical archives - each one is an awesome website all on its own.
posted by caddis at 7:22 PM on September 3, 2006

Regardless, Rademaker makes some pretty amazing and different scuptures. All that effort for a temporal work.
posted by caddis at 7:24 PM on September 3, 2006

To get those kinds of structures, I think he must be mixing his sand with something else (egg whites?) to get it to hold together. Which doesn't take away from the skill and beauty, of course.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 7:35 PM on September 3, 2006

Cornstarch works, but is not allowed in some competitions.

3. The plot size is 6 metres by 6 metres (approximately 20' square). Materials are sand and lake water only! No decorative material, no artificial colouring, no paints, no flour, sugar, cement, or adhesives may be added. Only sand within your assigned plot may be used.

Cool sculptures. Thanks, jonson.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:06 PM on September 3, 2006

These are nice, but--the best sand castles are always the ones you make yourself.
posted by Citizen Premier at 8:46 PM on September 3, 2006

CP, specially the ones constructed to withstand the coming time. The epic battle.
posted by nostrada at 9:37 AM on September 4, 2006

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