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Thomas Koet - Melbourne, Florida

"We wanted to create a lot of depth in the central area of the sculpture... providing a unique artistic perspective."

Thomas Koet is the 2010 World Champion of Sand Sculpting. A partner in Sandsational Sand Sculpting, he again joins the Art of Sand as a sculptor and sculpting coordinator. A fierce competitor, he consistently wins first place in competitions around the globe. His World Champion win was a shining moment in his career, competing against 27 artists from 17 countries.

Large events, like the Art of Sand, give Thomas the opportunity to make his artworks on an impressive scale. Originally from the Netherlands, Thomas has a masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering and has been a designer and sculptor for some of Europe's largest sand sculpting events. He is a partner in Sandsational Sand Sculpting Inc., a world renowned and sought after sand sculpting company based in Melbourne, Florida.

His ability to amaze the public has taken him all over Europe and the United States as well as to China, Korea, Japan, the Middle East and Canada.