The sand artist

Kali 1

I ran into Kali Bradford last week as she put finishing touches on one of her latest sand sculptures on West Washington Street next to Lucky Star Consignment Clothing.

Kali 2

Kali wasn’t enthusiastic about posing for a portrait, though she didn’t exactly refuse. So I snapped a quick shot as she talked about her art (her work, which she has created in several Sequim locations, is all volunteer and unpaid), her work as a health educator, and her challenge to local vandals (take one of her art classes and channel energy positively).

Kali 3

Kali debated whether to paint parts of this sculpture. Some people, she said, don’t “get” her sand sculptures and recognize the forms in them.

Kali 4

I returned a couple of days later to see her completed work, this mermaid…unpainted.

6 thoughts on “The sand artist”

  1. I like art in just about every form. Sand sculptures are popular in Florida. This winter I plan to go to some competitions with my camera.

  2. Sand sculptures as public art always brightens up the area. It takes both talent and patient to form these pieces.

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