Wednesday, 22 July 2009


The theme of the 12th International Festival of Sand Sculptures is "The Inferno", the first part of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. This year the 18 participating artists recruited by Richard Varano will compete by reproducing the scenes, mythological figures, and the most famous characters from this immortal tale, enriched with spectacular sets. With sand, the figures of Charon, Paolo and Francesca, the terrible Cerberus, Count Ugolino and so many others will take form.

The visitor will make the Dantean journey through the circles of Hell until exiting... continue reading here: Dante's Inferno at the 2009 International Festival of - Jesolo Events

Photo credits to Musashiboogie. (Click image to enlarge)



why so grumpy on the second pic. wow how they keep them solid. Do they spray it with something.


Ciao Rubba,

grumpiness begets grumpiness... lol

Copied and pasted this somewhere:

"After the sculptures are carved, we spray each completed sculpture with a product called "WeatherTect II" which is a water-soluble polymer that helps keep the water in. WT II is bio-degradable and environmentally friendly & was developed by the U.S. Navy to stop the erosion of sand dunes. Even WT II will not keep a sculpture intact if it wasn't built properly in the first place."

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