Pugs buried in sand is the latest trend to sweep the nation

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Thursday 23 April 2015

Pugs are cute, we already know this. But take a pug to the beach and bury it in sand and it becomes infinitely cuter.

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Disney just helped create an autonomous robot that digs up large scale images in the sand

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Monday 19 January 2015

Australia Day is the day to celebrate being an Aussie while eating a sausage breakfast and building sand castles. But what if you were able to grab a robot that could design the sand into intricate images of Disney characters? You’d definitely win first prize at the sand castle competition. So here it is. It’s […]

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Got to be seen to be believed: a castle carved into a single grain of sand!

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz was working at grand scales when the idea of squeezing a castle into a grain of sand came to him: ‘I used to work in a smaller studio and my work had a certain scale and then I realized that by moving to a larger studio, my work sort of expanded, reaching up to 500 meters in diameter’.

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Obsessively neat sandcastle sculptures

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Calvin Seibert, who we spotted via This Is Colossal, built these perfectly sculpted sandcastle creations that are anything but amateurish. This is how he sums up his building process: “In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the […]

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Sand Dancer creates beautiful giant art on the beach

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By Ratface in New Art on Tuesday 22 January 2013

This guy really reminds me of a close friend. I love the way he looks at his art, as a state of mind, or just something he does, without need for any more explanation. The detail and perspective is really interesting and tide washing these masterpieces away everyday makes them even more special.

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Incredible sand animation by Ilana Yahav

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By Ratface in Video on Friday 11 January 2013

I love this sand animation. The skill an focus is unbelievable, and the storyline being so simple just adds to the power of it.

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Beach 2011: the joys of a first time sea change

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By Jeff Katz in Video on Saturday 13 August 2011

Do you remember the first time you went to the beach? This is three year-old Nicole’s first time ever playing at the beach. I don’t remember my first time in the sand or water, but I can only hope that I had this much fun! On a technical note, this was shot entirely on the […]

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Storms

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By Ximena Etchart in New Art on Wednesday 2 March 2011

The subjects appear as if from a cloud: an investigation of incredible human endurance in the everyday.

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