These astonishing structures by artist Calvin Seibert are in fact immaculately constructed sand castles made with nothing but “years of practice and one small plastic spackling knife.” The crisp edges and elaborate layers are flawlessly and geometrically precise, and even more incredible given the delicate nature of the medium. From Selbert’s Flickr page:
I always have these ideas that I want to try but somehow in the attempt to get something done by the end of the day I turn towards my old standby solutions. I need to spend 6 weeks on the beach all at once. As it is I only get a day here and there and go whole years without building anything. If I could manage that I might get somewhere new.
That final shot of one of his creations just washing away in the tide is incredible– transient, temporary art breaking down is always lovely to see. [Via This Is Colossal.]