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Artist Sculpts Incredible Sandcastles on New York's Beaches

This doesn't look like child's play, but Calvin Seibert has been molding structures out of sand since he was a kid messing around in Vail's dusty construction sites. Most recently profiled by City Lab, he's a Brooklyn artist who has a meticulous strategy for bringing curved, stacked, angled, and otherwise architecturally intricate structures to life on the sand of New York City's beaches. Whether it's Fort Tilden, Coney Island, or Rockaway, Seibert concocts a complex saltwater-sand mixture before sculpting it with "carefully selected tools: plastic spackling blades and trowels made specially of Plexiglas (metal rusts, after all)."

Curbed NY has even more mind-blowing photos. >>