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.
h/t Visual News