Sand Sculpturists use 75 tons of sand to create massive sculpture at the Tulsa State Fair
6:14 PM, Oct 7, 2016
TULSA - More than 70 tons of sand was transported inside of the River Spirit Expo Sunday in order for Brandi Glenn and her team of sculptors to create a fair-themed work of art at the Tulsa State Fair.
Glenn, who has been a professional sculptor for nearly 30 years, says sand sculpting is a art that depends on the quality of the sand more than any other aspect.
"The sand really dictates how the sculpture going to be. How strong the sand is dictates how the sculpture is going to be - If a client asks us to do drawing we always say it's conceptional," Glenn said.
Glenn and her husband run Sandscapes, a sand sculpting company that creates sand art all around the world for shows, fairs, parties, and special events.
After being contacted by the Tulsa State Fair officials just days before opening day, Glenn and her team quickly created a concept, pitched the idea to organizers, and rushed into town to begin sculpting.
Although the final product is not anticipated to be complete until the final day of the fair, Glenn says she is happy people can see the process of sand sculpting from start to finish.
"Everyday is always different, every sculpture is always different. We never do the same sculpture twice. So 30 years, I couldn't even being to tell you how many sculptures I've done," Glenn said.