Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Sand Sculptures of Carl Jara

Another reason I go to work each day is that I get to work with a lot of very cool people. In addition to my great staff (Gary Jackson – ace preparator, & David Chapman – guru of casting and molding), the museum is full of very talented people like Carl Jara (right). Carl works in Exhibits and he’s also a world renowned Sand Sculptor, having won awards in more places then most of us will ever hope to go.

Above and below is the ‘Sandosaurus’ he did for the Cleveland Children’s Museum.

Above are the life-size dinos that were carved with Rob Tobey at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Vermont. I love the “Gwangi” texture that they’ve used for the skin!

And this is Father Time in his Time Machine.

Above is Carl’s first place entry in “The Sand Castle Days” competition at South Padre Island, Texas last October 30, 2005.

Go check out all the great sculptures at Carl’s page HERE. Carl even reveals his secrets HERE.

All photos from Carl’s site