Francine In Retirement
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A few days from now the United States will celebrate the birth of our country on the 4th of July, 2013.  

Last year helping to recognize this historical occasion, a sand sculpture made out of 160 tons of sand depicting the Founding Fathers gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence was featured at the Three Rivers Regatta.  The scene was modeled after paintings by John Trumbull and Howard Chandler Christy.

 The sculpture — featuring Ben Franklin, George Washington, John Adams and many other Founding Fathers witnessing Hancock sign the Declaration was displayed at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh.

Ms. Jill Harris and three other sculptors are responsible for the sculpture.  Ms. Harris is the President and founder of  Sandsational Sand Sculpting.

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These photos were posted last year, around this time, and I thought you may like to see them again for Alisa’s Travel Theme: Sculpture.





  1. very clever stuff… 😉

  2. I’m amazed at the talent of the people who sculpt these.

  3. The work is fantastic isn’t it. Such talented artists. xx Hugs xx

  4. They are amazing, Francine, and well worth showing again. In case we don’t speak in the meantime, have a wonderful 4th July! 🙂

  5. Wow, that is amazing! There are so many talented people in this world. Thanks for sharing this, Francine. 🙂

  6. These sculptures are amazing. So lifelike.

  7. That’s amazing!

  8. Wonderful entry, Francine. 🙂

  9. magnificent works of sand sculptures. Thank you for sharing with us

  10. This sculpture amazed me last year and I still am one year later. A wonderful post to share on the eve of the 4th of July, Francine. Thank you.

  11. Francine, so happy you reposted…that sculpture is incredible!!m

  12. I can’t believe this is a sand sculpture–amazing! happy early 4th of July. Celebrate for me!

  13. What a PERFECT sculpture for Independence Day my friend!!!

  14. That is a brilliant sculpture!

  15. I am always so amazed at the talent some people are blessed with! Great post, thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  16. Nice work except George Washington was not present at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. While he had been a member of the Continental Congress, he was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in June, 1775, and was in Boston at the time.

    • Thank you for the correction. I had read in our local newspaper that the sand art was a replica of a painting by John Trumbull. THANK YOU for your comment.


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