B.B. King was one of the music legends featured at this year’s annual Sugar Sand Festival on Clearwater Beach, voted the best beach in the US this year – again. I welcome you to join me for this music themed art tour to discover some great works by sand sculptors from all over the world.
The skillfully sculpted exhibits featured artists from the 60s and 70s, like Jimi Hendrix…
…and Janis Joplin, both with an impressive hair of soft sand.
Some wild rock bands, like Kiss, were also featured…
…along with good ol’ bluegrass bands. Such an impressive detail. I could almost hear the banjo playing and feel the foot tapping on the sand.
Some classics, like the Glenn Miller Band, were present too.
And jazz of course, here represented by the phenomenal Louis Armstrong.
My visit to this exhibition was just a couple of days after the death of Prince. A sculptor was at work to add him into the parade of musicians who had passed away recently…
…such as David Bowie, here portrayed as Ziggy Stardust.
I really liked this whimsical portrait of Bob Marley. It made me smile too.
And I was intrigued by the fine representatives of the first musicians, the troubadours. They put their heart on their sleeve while serenading fine ladies. Sometimes with mixed success, I guess.
All in all it was a very interesting exhibition of sand sculptures. I am full of admiration for the sculptors and how they are able to create something so delicate yet durable out of the sugar soft sand we have here.
You can find other responses to the Weekly Photo Challenge “Admiration” here.