Jan 29, 2019
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The Most Amazing Sand Sculptures You Will See Today

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Carl Jara aka Grain Damaged is an award-winning, professional sand sculptor from Cleveland, Ohio. Jara says he has known since high-school that he wanted to be an artist. After studying Illustration and Graphic Design at the Myers School of Art, Jara realized he did not want to become an illustrator or graphic designer and that his true passion was sculpting.

Over nine world championships later and it’s clear Jara was right to pursue his desire to sculpt. In addition, Carl is also an Exhibits Artisan/Technician at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History where he helped install Sue, the largest T-Rex ever found.

To see more of Carl’s incredible sand sculptures, be sure to check out his Flickr page as he documents not only his own award-winning work, but also the other amazing entries at the world-class competitions he attends every year.

 

CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

 

1. Infinity

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

Gold Medal and People’s Choice award at Hampton Beach 2013

 

2. What Lies Beneath

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

Gold Medal World Championship, People’s Choice Medal, and Sculptors’ Choice Medal. 2008 World Championships at Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada

 

3. Goddess

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

Silver Medal at 2013 World Championships in Chelsea Heights, Atlantic City, NJ, USA

 

4. Unfurl

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

Gold Medal at 2012 Tournament of Champions at Steel Lake, Federal Way, WA, USA

 

5. Lamb

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

 

6. Beowulf

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

 

7. Powerless

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

Silver Medal and People’s Choice at Texas Sand Fest 2013 in Port Aransas, Texas, USA

 

8. Muse

Artwork by CARL JARA (Grain Damaged)
Website | Flickr

Bronze Medal at Treasure Island 2010 at Boca Ciege, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

 

 

 

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art · carving · land art · sand · sculpture

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