‘The best material for art’: Artist creates figures from sand that you can mix with living things

For the Spanish artist Andoni Bastarrika, sand is the best material for creativity. His sculptures of sharks, bulls and other animals look very realistic. They can be mistaken for real from afar.

Andoni tried working with sand for the first time in 2010 when he was walking with his daughters on the beach. He made her a little mermaid sculpture. Andoni was surprised at the “fluidity” of his hands. “They (the hands) knew what they were doing. I’ve been developing this talent for ten years,” the artist said.

The creative process begins with pouring wet sand. The artist then forms him. With a pointed rod and feather, it refines the details and adds life to the sand.

Sometimes he uses multi-colored powder made of coal, clay or stone. Ashes and glass shards will be used. They give the sand a realism.

Running time depends on the size of the figure. For example, an elephant sculpture took two days, while a bison or horse took 12 hours. It takes six to eight hours to shape a dog.

“Sand fascinates me because it always teaches something when you’re willing to learn.” To create a sculpture, you need a huge amount of sand particles. Thanks to the moisture, they blend tightly together and the artist can combine them into a painting,” says Andoni.

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‘The best material for art’: Artist creates figures from sand that you can mix with living things
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