Unusual artwork draws admiring glances in Sheffield

Artist Tony Hurdui with his sand 'dog' sculpture on Fargate
Artist Tony Hurdui with his sand 'dog' sculpture on Fargate
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Singers, guitarists and bagpipers are the usual entertainment for shoppers on Fargate in Sheffield city centre.

But visitors were provided with something different to brighten up their walk – by talented artist Tony Hurdui, aged 21.

Artist Tony Hurdui with his sand 'dog' sculpture on Fargate

Artist Tony Hurdui with his sand 'dog' sculpture on Fargate

Mr Hurdui started work at about 8am, with just a pile of sand and a butter knife. By mid afternoon he had sculpted a life-sized puppy, complete with glass eyes and even a bone.

He said: “Passers-by have told me how much they like it.”