PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina art students are in the Grand Strand this week, earning college credit for spending a day at the beach. But it’s not as relaxing as it sounds.
Students from Lander University are in Litchfield Beach Sunday, finishing the fifth day of a sand sculpting final project in style.
“It’s ephemeral art so its temporary,” began Doug McAbee, Associate Professor of Arts at Lander. “With sand sculptures it’s a matter of the wind or the tides, so these things are going to last hours at best.”
“Biggest challenge is time," said sophomore Katherine Rumminger. "Because the shore comes up and it will ruin the sculpture.”
But the students not only race against the tide to finish their masterpieces, its a battle of fatigue after 3 days straight of sculpting.
“Your back hurts, shoulders hurt from bending down doing the big work of lifting shovels and small details...it’s very tiring," said sophomore Emily Smoak.