Salvadorean build sandcastles in Uruguay

By Deysi Dominguez

Each summer, Uruguay takes place in one of the festivals most important sculptures of sand of the Southern Cone, and El Salvador has one of the best artists as representative.

Nicholas Francisco Mendez, a Salvadoran artist who has become an expert sand sculptor, is in Uruguay to represent his country in the Latin American Confraternity Encounter Castillos de Arena.

Getting to the most important sand sculpture events in various countries around the world has not been easy. Mendez, faced - like many other Salvadoran artists- the lack of support and resources, but he achieved his participation in Uruguay, thanks to the support of his compatriots.

"He 7 January they sent me the donation to buy the ticket to travel, I feel blessed, I thank God for this new experience ", Mendez told the Voice of the Diaspora International News Agency.

Among the participants are representatives of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and local artists. The Salvadoran works four sand castle sculptures on the beaches of Marindia, that are part of the works exhibited between the 24 January and 9 February.

Before this festival, Mendez, participated in Egypt in another event, with sculptures that left El Salvador very well represented.