Amusing Monday: Science-fiction figures set in sand

I always enjoy seeing the sand sculptures in Port Angeles, which is home to the annual Windemere Sand Sculpure Classic. This year’s theme was “Legends of Science Fiction.”

Alien versus Bender by Carl Jara, the winning sand sculpture in Port Angeles.
Photo courtesy of Mike Oberg

I did not make it to PA this past weekend to see the sculptures, but I was able to find some pictures. A story about the contest was written by reporter Tom Callis of the Peninsula Daily News. Keith Thorpe of the PDN photographed the winners with their art. Mike Oberg, a visitor from Olathe, Kans., posted some nice shots of the sculptures on Associated Content.

In the links below, Mike Oberg is credited with the sculptures alone, and Keith Thorpe shot the ones showing the sculptor:

First place:
“Alien versus Bender” — by Carl Jara of Cleveland

Sculptors Choice Award:
“Time Machine” — by Dan Belcher, an artist in residence not eligible for the primary awards

Second Place: “Luke & Leia” — by Sue McGrew of Tacoma

Third Place: “Radio Visions” — by Damon Farmer of Versailles, Ky.

Honorable Mention: “I. Asimov” by Jeff Strong


“Planet of da Apes” — by Fred Dobbs of Victoria

“I’ll be Back”
by — H. Firat Uysal of Erdine, Turkey

“The Three Laws (of Robotics)” — by Damon Langlois of Victoria

One thought on “Amusing Monday: Science-fiction figures set in sand

  1. Thanks for linking my pictures! I’m not sure how you found them, but I’m glad you were able to use them and give me some more exposure. My wife and I enjoyed the sculptures and had fun at Port Angeles. It is a great place to visit, even if you don’t like Twilight! 🙂

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