Sunday, May 29, 2005

Sand Sculpture

The picture below are from a beach in Maryland. (pretty awesome) The man creates new ones each day, as the ocean washes away his work every day:


Sayeth Chuck Ritchey, Sr.:

"I have watched this man work on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland. Each time I watch him I marvel at his talent and fortitude because it is true that his works get washed away with the tide and he does them again."

I would say what he does qualifies as religous fervor.

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Posted by: josé | Oct 17, 2006 4:50:03 PM

Absolutely beautiful...

Posted by: paul | Oct 23, 2006 3:22:48 PM

It may still be religious fervor but it isn't true that the sculptures are washed away by the tide. They are well back from the tide line and are next to the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, where passers-by can easily see the sculptures and read the accompanying scripture on the signs.

The artist is Randy Hofman and a picture on this page shows four of Randy's sculptures side by side.

Posted by: Steve | Apr 2, 2007 4:07:20 AM

Where did you get this????? (This is NOT Chuck Ritchey, Sr. )

Sorry, I have to set the record straight.
This is not the work of "Chuck Ritchey, Sr.", whoever that is. It's Pastor Randy Hoffman. I know. He is a friend of ours. He's been doing it for 30+ years and we've known him for at least 26 of them.
The tide does not destroy the sand sculptures. Rain, wind and people do. As you can see, the beach is quite deep and the tide could only reach the sandart in a hurricane (and has). Could you please give credit where credit is due and put the correct name on the picture?
Thank you

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