Island sculptor wins big in Florida

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Abe Waterman works on a sand sculpture in Fort Myers, Florida.

While Islanders curse the surprise nature of Wednesday’s winter storm, Island sculptor Abe Waterman is basking in the warmth of a major win.

Media reports out of Fort Myers, Florida today say that Waterman and his partner Morgan  Rudluff won the Master’s Doubles division in the 27th annual American Sand Sculpting Championships.

It ran Nov. 22 to Dec. 1 on the beach in front of Wyndham Garden hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn at Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

The web site of the host organization lists Radluff’s hometown as Santa Cruz, Calif. while Waterman hails from Caledonia, P.E.I.

Waterman also placed second in the individual sculptor division for a work he titled The Heist, which also won the Sculptors' Choice award.

He is well known on the Island, including his guitar performances with his dad Gary in the Waterman Blues Band but mostly for creating sculptures at  such places as the Charlottetown Jack Frost festival, the 2007 SandLand display on the city’s waterfront, and at events across the Island in the summer like the 2011 P.E.I. Lighthouse Treasures Festival and for the past two years at Old Home Week.

NArmstrong@TheGuardian.pe.ca

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Organizations: Wyndham Garden hotel, Holiday Inn

Geographic location: Fort Myers, Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Santa Cruz, Calif. Caledonia

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  • Congratulations
    December 05, 2013 - 12:14

    His work is amazing. Congrats to both.