Sculpting Since: 1990
Location: Alpine, CA
During the 1990s, Dave was one of the planet’s top sand sculptors, winning the U.S. Open in Imperial Beach and a number of other competitions around the world. In 1998, he retired from touring to devote more time to his family and establish Henderson Sculptural Arts, a landscaping construction company specialized in designing, creating and maintaining waterfall and grotto features, ponds and pools for some of San Diego’s most exclusive properties.
He came out of his self-imposed sand-art exile in 2011 (if only briefly) to help us with the inaugural edition of the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge. The work he created that year (“Sand Castles on My Mind”) has become an icon, as it has appeared in dozens of posters and ads on our behalf. More recently he has agreed to be on our expert panel of judges, a great honor for us and a fantastic learning experience for our younger elite World Masters.