The month of December marks the beginning of both the Christmas and summer season. Of course, like always, due to the nature of the awfully hot and dry Australian climate, we won’t be having a white Christmas (so unfortunately there won’t be any snowmen or ice sculptures). While a Christmas tree is always an excellent go-to decoration for this time of year, we’ve decided to try something completely different. We’ve gone with… a Grecian nativity scene sand sculpture.
One could say that, on average, it takes about three hours to set up and decorate a Christmas tree. Well. Our sand sculptor, Peter Papamanolis, took three days to create our sandy masterpiece.
It was through Peter’s four children that he came to discover his rare sand-sculpting ability. It all began on family vacations where, to the delight of his kids, he would create small sand sculptures on the beach. Over time, his sculptures began to attract the attention of passers-by. As the sand sculptures grew bigger, the crowds grew larger. Sure enough, it wasn’t long until companies were approaching Peter to ask him to make sand sculptures for events. And so, Peter’s sand-sculpting business was born.
Some of Peter’s work has been featured at the Marriott Hotel, the Australian Sand Sculpting Championship and the Paniyiri festival.
It seems that Peter excels in all thing creative as his other talents include carpentry, drawing, painting and creating jewelry for his jewelry business – Highgate Jewelery.
We are incredibly pleased with our Grecian nativity scene sand sculpture and can only hope that it brings patrons at The Greek Club as much joy as it bought us. When you’re next at The Greek Club, be it for lunch, dinner, a wedding or a function be sure to check it out. You can’t miss it, it’s located in The Greek Club foyer. We’ve attached some pictures below but the photos just don’t do it enough justice! We hope to see you all soon.
For those of you interested in looking at some of his other work, check it out here.