A dozen international sand sculptors came together recently to create a unique form of art—using 700 tons of Israeli sand.

The artists’ work was captured on film and made available to the public thanks to the Jewish state’s Foreign Ministry. The resulting video shows off the amazing imaginations of these innovative artists, who created all manner of sculptures using little more than beach, pails and their own two hands.

“Every sculpture was made by one sculptor in 16 days,” said artist Baldrick Buckle. “The sand is a mixture of some sand that’s close to the Dead Sea and some of the local quarry towns to give us the best formula for working in sculpture.”

The artists took their inspiration from themes like the Bible, fairytales and superheroes, with the sculptures on display at Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum.

Watch the video above to see their work firsthand.

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