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On Friday, August 9, Creative Time returned to Far Rockaway, Queens, for its second annual Artist Sandcastle Competition. Participating artists included David Brooks, Sebastian Errazuriz, Ghost of a Dream (Lauren Was & Adam Eckstrom), Jamie Isenstein, Natalie Jeremijenko, Esperanza Mayobre, Rachel Owens, Duke Riley, Christopher Robbins, and Marc Andre Robinson. This year’s competition judges–Waris Ahluwalia, Klaus Biesenbach, Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, and Dana Farouki–had a tough time choosing among all of the fabulous designs! In the end, first prize–a ‘gold’ shovel, a bucket with a bottle of booze, and a $500 check–went to Jamie Isenstein for her project entitled “Disappearing Sculptures,” which consisted of bubbles, ice, and a live saxophonist positioned atop three plinths of sand. Second prize (a ‘silver’ shovel and bucket of booze) went to Esperanza Mayobre for “Raft de la Esperanza,” a beautiful, intricately sculpted raft that provided an oblique commentary on immigration, and third prize (a ‘bronze’ shovel and bucket) was given to Duke Riley for “White Castle,” his replication of a White Castle drive-through, complete with actual White Castle sponsorship and free burgers for the judges and audience. Hundreds of people turned out for a classic Creative Time day of fun in the sun.
See you on the beach next summer!
Photographs by Derek Schultz, Courtesy Creative Time.