Summer means spectacular sand sculpture season. Here we see an international team of sand sculptors work on various large and elaborate sections of the 2014 Yokohama Sand Art Exhibition in Yokohama, Japan. This year’s theme is ‘Culture City of East Asia’ and the exhibition producer, sand sculptor Katsuhiko Chaen, invited artists from around the world to help create sand sculptures of World Heritage and historical buildings located in China, Japan and South Korea.

The sculptors are using sand taken from the Tottori Sand Dunes, Japan’s largest coastal dunes. So much sand has been brought in for the exhibition that they even had some for visitors to play with. The largest piece measures nearly 53 feet long by 10 feet tall. That’s an awesome amount of sand.

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Colorful Paintings by Patrice Murciano

It’s always a pleasure to find a really talented painter in these digital  era like Patrice Murciano. Born in  south of France where he still lives, Patrice is constantly searching of new styles ( acrylic, sculpture, ink, oil, photos, movies,graphics ) in his studio LEA – Laboratory Experiments Artistic. He describes himself as “Researcher art”  not as a painter and may feel offended if you call him that.