Sculpting Since: 2001
World traveler, sculptor and entrepreneur, Sandis studied art for more than 16 years, starting at age 9. He holds multiple Masters of Arts degrees from the Art Academy of Latvia.
He has sculpted at contests, festivals and exhibitions all around the world, served as artistic and technical director for numerous sculpting festivals in Europe, as President of the Baltic Association of Sand Sculpture and CEO of the Frostiart Baltic Company.
Traveling the world enables Sandis to learn more about other cultures, religions and traditions. He loves to challenge social, political and cultural assumptions, and tell stories with his art.
He works in many media and respects the nature of each. He is fascinated by the diversity of materials and technical opportunities of the 21st century.
Sandis is currently working on a social art project “the Latvian Story” and is writing a book “Anatomy for Sculptors”. His energy and passion are boundless.
- Grand Prize World Masters Class, 2013 U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge – San Diego
- Named “Best Sculptor” – Cannon Beach, OR, 2012
- Numerous additional awards for his sculptures in snow, ice, sand and stone