Houston-area artist Cevat Bezergenli, 33, on Sunday was in constant motion, shaving a little sand in one place, adding sand in another and climbing his ladder to check his progress as he transformed a large pile of sand on the West End of Galveston into a work of art.

In June, he made his first sand sculpture near Beach Access 35 on the island’s West End, a bust of the ancient Egyptian ruler, Cleopatra. He returned in July for a sandy portrait of the Greek god, Zeus. Last weekend, he created his largest sand sculpture yet. It was based on French sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse’s “Autumn,” a terracotta bust housed at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Bailey Jones

I have great admiration for people who can create art out of nothing. They make it look effortless, but of course it requires great effort, practice, and talent, and a generosity of spirit that comes with knowing that all of that effort will wash back into the sea.

David Shea

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