Even if you’ve built some killer sandcastles in your day, odds are that you’ve never built – or even *seen* – anything like the sand sculptures of Carl Jara. Jara’s work doesn’t have turrets, mermaids, or fish, but it does depict otherworldly scenes (along with realistic recreations) that spark the imagination. The Cleveland-based sculptor and woodworker does that on purpose: His intention is to create things you would never normally see in a sandcastle competition. His work is definitely unusual, not to mention totally impressive. See what Jara does with sand, patience, and a ton of talent, below.