Bleeding is an incredibly eye-catching sand sculpture by Québec City-based artist Guy-Olivier Deveau that features a resting head boasting undeniably surreal elements. Rather than depicting a calming, serene scene of a giant, slumbering head, the piece focuses on an open-mouthed man’s head, seemingly screaming, lying on its side with one half of his face eerily distorted.
The piece is all at once surreal and realistic, striking and dramatic, scary and intriguing. It’s hard to believe that the sculpture is actually made of sand and that Deveau has managed to construct the piece with such detail, given his medium. The figure’s expression is meticulously crafted, making for a truly unusual sight on a beach in South Padre Island, Texas.
Even though Bleeding was one of many sculptures on South Padre Island just recently for Sandcastle Days 2013, a sand sculpting competition that Deveau wound up placing third in, it managed to stand out. Via Incredible “Bleeding” Sand Sculpture