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Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Dan » 29 May 2012, 21:34

Great sand sculpture at Weston-super-Mare.

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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Chris » 29 May 2012, 22:53

Wow, isn't that clever? How did he manage the two tone sand for the stripes I wonder.
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Richard Coombs » 30 May 2012, 16:29

Wonderful ..really nice stuff.
Thanks for sharing the picture Dan.

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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby lesclarke » 30 May 2012, 20:11

Great to see, looking at the construction seems like the Punch is based on a string figure, wonder what reference was used? Had a look at the probable source of this pic, london Evening Standard, hoping to see some other shots of this, possibly wider view, but no luck.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/uk/w ... lery&ino=7
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby CvdC » 30 May 2012, 23:55

I can now answer the above question Chris. The lighter areas are smooth and the darker areas have fine lines that are the sandy equivalent of cross hatching. I think they use special sand for this work rather than what they find on a particular beach. I think there is an international circuit and the sculptors tour the world doing it. But certainly this summer will be the year of the Punch puppet.
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby paulwheeler » 11 Jun 2012, 21:44

We loved the picture and agree that it is an amazing job how this person madeit, but can we shatter you illusions... Most people do not realise is that inside the sculpture is a rigid framework and the sand is plastered onto this...Cheating a bit but still impressive.
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Chris » 11 Jun 2012, 22:01

Do you know this for sure Paul? I've been reading up on sand sculpture and that certainly isn't the usual way of working. I hadn't realised how developed an art sand sculpture was, and they achieve quite amazing results without cheating. It seems a pity if this one of Punch is an exception.
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Miraiker » 13 Jun 2012, 15:36

Brilliant sand art, however it's done.

I got rather excited when doing a booking for a school trip on a Norfolk beach to hear that a sand artist would be there for the day and working with the children.
With images in my head from The Punch & Judy Man, I packed my camera and prepared to be amazed.
Well I was amazed ....
Here is the final result at the end of the day.


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... amazed and rather disappointed.
Who'd want a proper job?
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Chris » 13 Jun 2012, 17:05

And there are some pretty lousy Punch Profs too.

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This at Weston-s-m and wasn't done the way Paul claims the Punch one was.
And I rather like this better than your snake


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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby David Wilde » 13 Jun 2012, 17:50

Miraiker why have you put up a picture of what Peter gets up to while your doing your show,I know he has to keep himself amused but............
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Richard Coombs » 24 Jun 2012, 14:22

Mark Poulton sent me this the other day ..said he was happy to have it added to this thread.

Odd it looks unfinished ..but I think the guys doing the sculpting are using Marks puppets for reference.

Hope he got a pic of it all completed?


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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Dan » 30 Jun 2012, 16:43

And the finished article, ta da!

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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Chris » 30 Jun 2012, 19:46

Very clever. Good photo too.
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Re: Punch and Judy sand sculpture

Postby Richard Coombs » 30 Jun 2012, 21:11

Very nice Indeed.

Are they having sand sculptors at Weymouth for the Big Grin Weekend ?

Hope so ..and if they are there I hope at least one of them will also do a Punch and Judy based sculpt.
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