Mr. Sandman brought a band to Triangle Park in downtown Lexington this week.
Damon Farmer, a Woodford County sculptor, shaped 20 tons of Cincinnati glacial sand into a Bluegrass band, including a turtle with a banjo, a rabbit playing guitar and a Kentucky Wildcat on the fiddle. The work took about four days.
The sculpture, funded through donations from Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty and Hilliard Lyons, will remain on display for about two weeks.
The public submitted proposals for a sand sculpture to Lex Arts’ Public Art Committee, which presented five ideas for Farmer to pick.
Farmer is set to sculpt sand next month at a Kroger in Louisville during the Kentucky Derby festival.
Farmer has repeatedly won recognition across the world for his work, according to the Downtown Lexington Corporation. He has sculpted sand for display and competition events in China, Puerto Rico, Japan, Canada, Spain, Mexico, England, France and Italy as well as the United States.