Sunday, February 27, 2011
Just behind the sand dunes in Tottori is the Sand Art Museum that opened in 2006 and has just finished its fourth exhibition on the theme of Africa.
Artists from Europe, North America, and Australia created large scale sculptures and tableau.
The exhibition ran from April 2010 until January 2011, so I suspect the are now working on the fifth exhibition.
Most of the sculptures are in the open air, so I suspect there must be some kind of resin or epoxy mixed with the sand to allow them to survive in the weather.
One huge tableau though was exhibited under several canvas structures.
Each exhibition has gotten larger and involved more invited artists, so it will be interesting to see what the next theme will be.