of food carving, he is also recognized for his magnificent, remarkably
realistic sand sculptures. Using just sand and water, the artist sculpts
incredibly detailed figures that tower above him as he works.
Funny-faced people, nativity scenes, and hellish creatures from
Dante’sInferno appear so lifelike that it’s hard to believe they were
formed from humble grains of sand.
Villafane only began sand
sculpting in 2008 after accepting a challenge in Jesolo, Italy. Despite
not having any experience working with the medium, he wowed viewers with
his exceptional craft, and since then has received invitations from all
over the world to take on new sand sculpting projects.”