Sedona, Arizona: Last Supper in Sand (Gone)


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Ted Conibear in the mid-1980s.

Last Supper Sand Sculptures

I took pictures back in 1985 and 1986 when I lived in Flagstaff at the time and traveled thru Oak Creek to Sedona often. When the sculptures were first vandalized and the artist was repairing the damage, I had the opportunity to talk to him at great length. I was just going through some photos from back then and have forgotten who the artist was.

[philip sanborn, 11/25/2009]

His name was Ted Conibear. He moved west and built more Biblical sand sculptures along the way.

Sand sculpture by Ted Conibear.

Last Supper Sand Sculpture

Alas, some idiot took a baseball bat to this sand sculpture years ago. The attraction no longer exists. Too bad. It was exceptional.

[Bob Westenberg, 06/13/2005]
Last Supper in Sand

On a trip through Oak Creek Canyon just north of Sedona in 1988, my wife and I spotted a large sculpture of "The Last Supper" just east of the road. We pulled over to get a closer look, and we read on the primitive signs that someone had used a teaspoon to make this sculpture. It was 15-20 feet wide and maybe five feet tall. Vandals (or religious historians) had done some work and had severed John the Baptist's head [RA: Ha!], and someone had surrounded the sculpture in wood and chicken wire to prevent further desecration. A couple of years ago we were passing through and we were unable to spot it.

[John Parrott, 03/08/1999]

There's a Last Supper sculpted in sand way west near I-10 at Bible Land in Calimesa, CA, by Ted Conibear. The Sedona, AZ sculpture was vandalized and finally removed by the highway dept.

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