‘Olympics’ of sand sculpting underway in Revere

‘Olympics’ of sand sculpting underway in Revere


LIVE. ANY FAVORITE SO FAR, KATIE? KATIE: MOS OF US, OUR SAND
SCULPTING ABILITIES GO FROM HERE
TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT THE
SCULPTORS ON THE BEACH HAVE FIVE
DAYS AND THE SAME AMOUNT OF SAND
AND TIME TO CREATE THESE INCREDIBLE USES OF ART. 15 OF THE BEST SAND SCULPTORS IN
THE WORLD USING REVERE BEACH AS
THE CANVAS DRAWING THOUSANDS OF
, PEOPLE WHO WATCH IN AWE AS
THEY CAREFULLY CARVE AND CRAFT. REPRESENTING 8 COUNTRIES, THIS
COULD EASILY BE REGARDED AS THE
OLYMPICS OF WHAT IS A PHYSICAL
SPORT. THESE PEOPLE ARE ATHLETES. THIS IS VERY, VERY PHYSICAL, AND
THAT’S HOW THE NAMES ON THE BACK
OF THE SHIRTS STARTED. KATIE: STEVE TOPAZIO IS A
VETERAN OF THIS SPORT. FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES HE’S
COMPETED IN SOMETIMES AS MANY AS
EIGHT SAND SCULPTING CONTESTS
EACH YEA
>>I MEAN WE ARE CONSIDERED
PERFORMING ARTIST IN WAY. WHEN I WAS IN MY FIRST CONTEST
AND I JUST SAW THE THOUSANDS OF
PEOPLE I SAID I NEED TO BE PART
OF THIS. KATIE: TOPAZIO’S SCULPTURE TH
YEAR, CLEVERLY NAMED “IT’S ABOUT
TIME.”
A SKELETON HAND, HOLDING A
FRAGILE CLOCK REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE PHYSICAL TOLL OF 28 MAN HOURS OF WORK.>>PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE, THEY’RE
NOT HERE THE FIRST DAY. THEY DON’T SEE US SHOVELING 10
TO 12 TONS OF SAND BY HAND ALONE
.
IT REALLY DOES WEAR ON YOU. KATIE THE TALENT AT REVERE BEACH
: RANGES IN STYLE, TECHNIQUE AND
AGE.>>YOU SEE DIFFERENT AGES OF THE
SCULPTORS. THERE’S THE OLD SCHOOL, DAN AND
I STEVE TOPAZIO AND THEN YOU SEE
, RACHEL, WHO’S 23 AND WE’RE SO
HAPPY THAT THERE IS NEW YOUNG
BLOOD. KATIE IT’S A GOOD SIGN
: ORGANIZERS SAY OF THE
SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SPORT
ITSELF.>>SAND SCULPTING IS NEVER GOING
TO GO AWAY. WE DO HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE COMING
INTO IT CONTINUOUSLY AND THEY
WILL BE THE FUTURE OF SAND
SCULPTIN
KITTY: YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS NOT
GOING AWAY? THE SAND SCULPTURES. TUESDAY WE HAD STORMS AND THIS
LOOKS BARELY TOUCHED. THEY SPRAY EVERYTHING THEM WITH
A GLUE SOLUTION. SATURDAY THEY DO THE JUDGING AND
THE AWARDS, HOPEFULLY THEY WILL
GET EVERYTHING OUT OF THE LABEL

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