Friday Photo 37: Flea Circus in the Sand
This magnificent sand-sculpture was part of an exhibition entitled “Creepy Crawlies” that I saw during the family’s recent trip to Australia. It depicts a literal ‘flea circus’ complete with tents, roller-coaster and cheerful little Ring Master on the back of a rather despondent dog.
In addition to my awe at the incredible talent of the sculptors in creating these huge temporary masterpieces, it was the dogs’ expression in this one that really attracted me to it. You can almost hear him thinking about the raw deal he got, having to carry this bunch of irritating fleas around on his back.
He was created by Dutch sand artist Susanne Ruseler, and was on display as part of the annual Sand Sculpting Australia exhibition put on in Frankston, a small coastal town on Port Phillip Bay, south of Melbourne.
Learn more: www.sandsculpting.com.au
“Flea Circus in the Sand” © Greg Pillhofer, 2010
Original Capture: 29 December 2010, , 14:45 – Frankston, Australia
Canon EOS 350D | f/10| 1/250 sec | ISO-100 | 21mm | No Flash