If you can't go to the beach, bring the beach to you. That's the logic that guided artist Matt Long in his recent pop-up art installation in New York City.
The artist and host of Sand Masters on the Travel Channel gave New Yorkers a taste of surf life when he sculpted an insanely detailed sand castle right in the middle of the bustling urban jungle. Mayor Bloomberg himself paid a visit to the might feat of sandy architecture, which was commissioned by Water Street POPS! to draw attention to post-Sandy recovery.
If you want to see the ephemeral work in person, head to Water Street, between Whitehall and Broad Streets in New York. Check out some other incredible artworks using sand as their medium below.