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Andy Hancock

Nickname: SandcastleAndy

Work Status: Professional sand sculptor, chainsaw sculptor

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Current Location: South Padre Island, Texas, USA

Best Events: 2011 North American Sand Sculpting Champion/People's Choice

Work History: Sculpting wood worldwide since 1991, sculpting sand in USA, Zealand, and England since 2003

Life Before Sand:

  • Motorcycle engineer
  • Insurance broker
  • Outdoor large sculpture park logistics/design
  • Hundreds of art projects worldwide in community art and school classes
  • Specialist in carving standing trees—latest Lambermont Angel, San Antonio

A wooden horse carved with a chainsaw into an old tree

Selfie taken by a bald man in a red button down with sunglasses on. He smiles at the camera as he stands next to a tower of five gallon buckets.

Wooden angel carved into an old tree

A hand places a small orange plastic sombrero onto a round ball of sand on the beach.

A smooth geometric sand sculpture on top of a platform on the beach.