Beautiful Beach Art: A Brief History of Sand Sculptures

Sand sculpture is an art which dates back thousands of years.  In modern times, it is a popular form of entertainment on beaches across the world, with both children and adults participating.  Examples range from simple sand castles to complex sculptures.  Some schools of thought suggest sand sculpting was the first form of communication used by ancient man before the development of formal language, and may even predate the cave painting as a form of artistic expression.