Last week I ran a preview to the Texas SandFest and promised more pictures this week. I have to provide a little disclaimer. Since my deadline for posting for Sunday is Saturday, I had to be satisfied with the sculptures state of readiness. The artists have until Sunday noon to finish their work for judging. You will get an idea of the work even though they are unfinished at this time.
This first photo is of the sculpture honoring our military personnel.
Here is a closer look at the work.
The heart reads “Thank you Troops and Vets” with a subscript saying “military smiles.”
Here is a shot of the finished side honoring those who fell in the Texas Revolution
The fourth side of the honor piece is a tribute to the Alamo and the people who lost their lives.
There is also a huge sculpture recognizing the sponsors of SandFest
The next photo shows three of the Master exhibits under construction.
The next is an artist at work
Hard to miss the beginning of a hound dog. You can make out his face and crossed paws.
Pictured are three more under construction. It is interesting to see how the sculptures are built with the help of barrels.
takes a lot of water to keep the sand wet.
This photo shows how the artists work from middle to outside on bigger pieces.
The Story Reading Ape should like this one.
Here is a good example of building a sculpture on a wooden base.
Another using a barrel
Since last week I showed you the food trucks in a state of repose. I thought it would be fun to see one of them in their full costume.
The final shot gives you an idea of the number of vendors there are on site.