In Good Form’s two sand sculptors were giving out few clues about what this year’s sculpture on Moana Reserve might be, as they began work on it last week.
However, two things definitely off the list are Covid-19 and politics (Russia’s invasion of Ukraine).
“It will be something a bit quirky to make people smile,” one sculptor said.
Twenty tonnes of sand was trucked into Moana Reserve on February 28 so that the Christchurch sculptors could create a giant sculpture.
This is the eighth year that the sand sculpting has taken place on the reserve. The sculpture was expected to be revealed last weekend, on March 5, weather permitting.
The sculpture, and the chalk art created in association with it this year, is funded by business association Destination Ōrewa Beach.
In Good Form’s Asheley Elizabeth created three pieces of chalk art in Ōrewa, starting on February 21, including a khoi pond in Hillary Square and a large-scale tui in flight. She was assisted by artist Helen Beswick in making the tui on Moana Reserve.