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Man Embraces 'Impermanence' of Unique Artform

For many artists, part of the joy of creating beautiful artwork is that others can continue to experience it for years to come. However, this could not be further from the truth for Calvin Seibert, a 59-year-old New York artist who makes art out of a rather "impermanent" material-sand. Although the materials with which he works may be commonplace, the artist's finished works of grand, majestically intricate sandcastles are far from ordinary. Seibert has been crafting his sandcastle masterpieces since he was a child, but for some reason doesn't seem to mind their short lifespans. "It could collapse right now," he told journalists. "You gotta be [okay with it]." He doesn't even do anything to try to make money from them. "I want to do something all the time and be creative," he said. "And if nobody ever knew about it, I'd still be building a sandcastle."

Potential Preaching Angles: We may often be reminded of how small and fragile our earthly bodies are in this life, but God promises that each one of us has been "fearfully and wonderfully made." Furthermore, the "impermanence" of our earthly flesh will one day be replaced with eternal bodies from which the Creator's original beauty will not fade.

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