Many individual Sculptures have made a tremendous name in the field of sand sculpting. Over many years, many artists had proved themselves what they were worth by winning specific Awards in global competitions.
Helena Bangert is a professional sand sculptor who has been sculpting for the past 20 years. She had studied sculpting and installation art from a prestigious college of Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. When she wanted to start her career, she had no idea about sand Sculptures. When someone asked to make a sculpture at the retirement home for seamen, her interest was piqued. She talked about the relationship between her and the sand. She registered at the Sand Sculpting festival in 2002 in Italy and won 1st prize. Having a plan to make the sculpture is important, but she loves the sand’s flexibility. She had won 1st place in Solo Speed Carving at Switzerland’s 2010 Internationales Sandskulptur Festival, Rorschach, 2nd place in Solo at the World Championship In Washington in 2010.
She has also won 2nd place in Doubles, partnering with Joo Heng Tan at the World Championship Sand Sculpting, Washington, in 2010.
Canadians are known for some of the unique sand artists that we can come across. We all agree that sand sculpting is a sport, but Melineige thinks it is a spiritual experience. When her hand touches the material, she feels her head is illuminated by light, and also, her heart opens up to give life to the sculpture. She believes that she becomes a co-creator of this world. She believes that she becomes a co-creator of this world.
Her achievement comprises Grand Champion of the “Quick Sand competition at the World Championship of Sand Sculpting, held in Florida.
She won 1st place in Solo at the 2011 Canadian Sand Sculpting Competition and 3rd place in Solo at Canada’s International Competition of Sand Sculpting.
Michela’s thinking or ambition was so simple that she wanted to draw, and she did. She studied at the Art Academy in Bologna. She had worked as a set designer for several Productions and created background paintings and Sculptures. She began carving on the sand as the beach was near her house in 2003; she visualized the ideas and expectations met.
She started using sand Sculptures to train herself as an artist. The new Art style was filled with emotions, and she had trained hard to achieve many things since she started her first Competition.