Oh fucking well. At least, I had fun wriggling my toes in the hot sand. I could not have given a fuck less about making decent sandcastles back then.
This was long before BP let loose it's far stretching oil monster on the people down there and elsewhere in the Gulf. Now, a lot of people are afraid to swim and/or not allowed to swim at some of the most popular beaches in that once-beautiful massive area in the south. With tourism down along those coastal towns, people in the Gulf region are presently losing their spirits and livelihoods.
Anyway, as I've grown older, I've really began appreciating more the clever and imaginative ways people have been expressing themselves in art- in any form. I was watching the news a couple days ago and saw some video of a recent sandcastle contest in one of those southeastern coastal states. What I saw in this video were some really cool sand sculpture masterpieces. Don't ask me the name of the official contest or where, exactly, it took place. I don't know. I have enough trouble remembering how many days in a row I've worn the same underwear. I usually go by how deep the crust is down at the bottom.
But back to the meat of this subject... The contest I saw inspired me to peruse the Internet for some truly innovative sand sculptures. Calling them sandcastles just wouldn't do them any justice or make any sense. I saw these photos here and there and they provoked a mental response from me. Each one, I found, is unique for one reason or another.
Let me know what you think or feel about any or all of them. What do you see? I also will add that a few of these sculptures are obviously a reference to several pop culture phenomenons. Here ya go!