ARTS & CULTURE
08/20/2013 08:09 am ET

Infinite Sand Sculpture Brings Mesmerizing Optical Illusions To The Beach

Are you bored of the prosaic sand castles children construct on the beach? Are uniformly crafted barbicans and moats just not cutting it for you? Then you might be a fan of Clara Jara's meta-sand sculptures.

As part of the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition in New Hampshire earlier this summer, Jara sculpted a large recursive creation that's sure to picque the interest of even the snobbiest of sand castle critics. The infinite objet d'sand -- an impressive example of the Droste Effect -- won the artist first place at the contest, combining the tranquility of Rodin's "The Thinker" with the head-scratching optical illusions of M.C. Escher.

Check out the entire sculpture in the video above and give us your Olympic rating below.

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