David Kaube’s sand sculpture in Qualicum Beach. (David Kaube photo)

David Kaube’s sand sculpture in Qualicum Beach. (David Kaube photo)

Sand sculptor creates special eagle head in Qualicum Beach

Kaube fashions work behind Civic Centre

There might not be a beach festival in Parksville this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop David Kaube from creating an elaborate sand sculpture in Qualicum Beach.

The sculptor, who has been involved in Beach Fest since the 1980s, said he started using sand as a child. He’s done art throughout his life, using everything from graphic design to oil paint. Currently, Kaube is a finishing carpenter.

“As a kid, I was just always interested in sand and I’ve always been artistic about it, I’ve ended up in many different mediums actually,” he said. “I actually don’t know if there’s a medium I didn’t try.”

Kaube said he’s sculpted eagles before, but wanted a chance to do one with more detail.

“I was going to do a bigger eagle with wings, but it’s a lot of work. I’ve done a couple of eagles in the past and I wasn’t quite satisfied with the way it turned out,” he said. “One in competition, the wing fell off, so I wanted a redo.”

READ MORE: Beach Fest features sand sculpting

It was a lot different to sculpt away from the beach for Kaube, but he said it offered a unique experience. For Kaube, it offered the opportunity to keep the spirit of the festival going.

“The site is really interesting, I discovered it last year because my son plays soccer, and it’s a natural sandbank, so it’s a natural sedimentary sand,” he said. “The sand itself has layers, like lines almost, like marble. It has different colours of lines from over, who knows how many thousands of years of sediment of layering of it. So I really liked it.”

The sculpture is behind the Civic Centre in Qualicum Beach behind the baseball diamond.

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Coronavirusqualicum beach

Just Posted

The City of Victoria is hoping to ring in the summer by celebrating local art and offering some distanced, live music to surprise people in parks, plazas and other public spaces. (Photo courtesy of the City of Victoria)
Live, pop-up concerts and local art being showcased in Victoria this summer

People will see surprise serenades at 16 locations throughout the summer

Pride Fest 2021
Get ready for Pride Fest!

The 2021 Victoria Pride Week Festival will include online events to connect and give visibility to Greater Victoria’s LGBTQ2S+ communities.

Kiss Me Kosher
Bring On the Laughter

Victoria International Jewish Film Festival plans feel-good event

JazzFest
Hot Days and Cool Music

The Victoria International JazzFest heats up its online venue

Gabriola Island artist Sheila Norgate is promoting the Digital Innovation Group’s art impact survey. (File photo)
Vancouver Island artists get behind regional arts impact study

Artists urged to use their stature to help put arts and culture super-region on the map

Most Read