Every artist has a chosen medium, whether they prefer paint, clay, charcoal, or the humble pencil. Andoni Bastarrika, though, has decided to return to the earth for his art style, working with sand to create sculptures that look like they might stand up and run away.

Andoni has been working with sand for about ten years, which has given him lots of time to perfect his work. Most of his creations are animals, and he manages to make them look extremely lifelike.

Check out some of Andoni’s masterful creations below:

Andoni’s work can take anywhere between a few hours and a couple of days, depending on the size and complexity of the piece he’s working on.

Despite having done all that work, though, he doesn’t put any effort into preserving it once it’s completed. Instead, the sand naturally blows or washes away over time, returning to its natural state.

He can seemingly create any texture with the sand, from fur to scales to suction cups!


It just goes to show that you can create art from anything if you put your mind to it!


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