Karen Fralich 2013  

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Karen Fralich – Burlington, Canada

"Learning about Florida's prehistoric history has been a fascinating journey. It's amazing to think that not that long ago these huge and diverse creatures lived here."

Karen is a professional multimedia sculptor who has been sculpting sand for 14 years. Her passion for sculpting in many mediums led her to a career in sand.  Her work as a free-lance sculptor includes sand, snow, clay, stone, super sculpey, foam, wood and fiberglass for movies, television, special events, art galleries and print ads. She also collaborates with several sand sculpting companies in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Italy, Holland, Spain, Japan and Australia.

She has participated in over 60 sand sculpting competitions all over the world and won many titles. The high point was at Harrison Hot Springs, B.C, Canada in September 2004. At this event, Karen was the Solo World Champion of Sand Sculpture and also won the Sculptor’s Choice award. She is the only woman to achieve these honors in the contest’s 19 year history.