"Tall Ships" was created for the South Street Seaport Museum. It features 25 tons and took four days to complete. The inspiration was the sailing history the museum depicts through it's collections, exhibits and educational programs. The sculpture features a classic tall sailing ship set against a background of still standing South Street architecture.
"Bleach Blonde in Sand" was created indoors in a warehouse event space in New York City to promote the newest John Frieda hair care products featuring Cool Dip, Sea Waves, Sun Streaks,and Smooth Seas marketed under the Beach Blonde line. It features 10 tons of sand and was created in two days for a promotional media event.
Every September we carve a sculpture for the Tunnel To Towers Run held in memory of Firefighter Stephen Siller who on 9/11 ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to assist at the site of the World Trade Center. Stephen perished in the wreckage but his spirit lives through the work of the Stephen Siller Foundation spearheaded by family members. It has been a great honor to create these memorial sculptures for this event since it's inception in 2002 and will continue to do so as long as they will have us. "Memorial" seen here, like the 13 preceding it were created with 17 tons of sand over 17 hours.
When Disney was looking for a way to promote the release Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland to a larger audience, they commissioned sandsculptor.com to create this on the beach in Belmar New Jersey. Situated just off the boardwalk it was visible to thousands of beach goers as the strolled along. Countless photos were taken, many to be posted to social media sites later.
After years in planning, The National Lighthouse Museum will open near the Staten Island Ferry in late summer 2015. During the fundraising portion of it's development to attract donors and community interest in the project we created this sculpture on South Beach. This sand was a challenge and would not stack very high. As a result, the design was adapted. The final sculpture titled "Light The Night" features the museum logo, a lighthouse being pummeled by large waves (specifically added for structural purposes) and some stonework to set it off from the sand.
What can we say? Sand castles are the consummate crowd pleaser! They inspire whimsy, fairy tales and the dream of living 'happily ever after"! This sand castle was created in Downtown Manhattan. Over 50 tons of sand were used to achieve an overall height of 16 feet and incorporates every detail of castleture conceivable! If it's crow pleasing you want, and a castle is in your plan, few create more elaborate sand castles in time allowed than Sandman Matt Long!
When New Jersey implemented the "Stronger Than The Storm" campaign, what better way to promote it's strongest tourism attraction than with sand sculpting instructions and events on the incomparable beaches of the Jersey Shore. We created sculptures in 11 different shore towns from Asbury Park to Cape May. Each event included hands on sand castle instruction with Sandman Matt with his Can You Dig It Sand Tools. This first of the series to mark the statewide opening day of the beaches was carved in Sea Isle City. It was featured on the The White House Facebook and Twitter pages and had like a zillion shares.