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To honor his mum — and the rest of the mothers — Bellamy, on Saturday, created a 12-foot sand center adorned with one rose at Baby Beach at the Dana Point Harbor and held a ceremony, inviting the community to deliver one rose in tribute to their own mothers.

  • “My mother was my best friend,” Bellamy said through tears. I got to look after her for the past five years of her life. I grateful I must do it. I rest which she switched her life at age 83 to Jesus two decades later and that he took her house. She was always there for me. Even with hard love she never let me go. ”
    The artist has been building sand sculptures for a decade. His original was a dolphin at San Clemente pier, he made as a tribute to the husband, who perished near the dock to Dec. 23, 1995, when she was struck by a train.
    Because he assembles a tribute to all moms Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Baby Beach at Dana Point san Clemente resident Jay Bellamy cools off. The sand sculpture, one of many he’s achieved in the last few decades, is close and dear to him because his mother passed on May 11. She’d have been 90 this year. (Photo from Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
    As he assembles a tribute to all mothers Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Baby Beach at Dana Point san Clemente resident Jay Bellamy hauls water. The sand sculpture, one of the he’s done in the past couple of years, is close and dear to him because his mother handed May 11. She’d have been 90, this season. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • This weekend is meaningful for Bellamy.

    San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy assembles a tribute. Since his mother passed May 11 the sand sculpture, one of many he ’ s done in the past couple of years, is especially close and dear to him. She’d have been 90, this season. (Photo from Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy assembles a tribute to all mothers Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Baby Beach in Dana Point. The sand sculpture, one of the he’s finished in the past couple of years, is near and dear to him because his own mother passed on May 11. She would have been 90. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
    The Mother’s Day celebrity is one of several Bellamy has created in the previous couple of decades. In January, the San Clemente guy attracted a crowd in Baby Beach when he awakened giant praying handson. The palms, he said represented an attempt to heal a divided nation.
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  • Saturday, May 11, his mother, Joan Greenwall, would have turned 90. And Sunday is Mother’s Day.
    San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy assembles a tribute. One of many he s achieved in the past few decades, the sand sculpture, is close and dear to him since his own mother passed May 11. She would have been 90, this season. (Photo from Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
    Focus was drawn by bellamy a year ago, at Baby Beach at Easter, when he sculpted a crucifix by Jesus when he built a battlefield cross the shore to honor service members that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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  • On Sept. 11, ” he dug up sand for 3 hours, creating replicas of these memorable images from this tragic day 17 years earlier — the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93.

    A crowd gathers to watch San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy construct a tribute to many moms Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Baby Beach at Dana Point. Among the he ’ s done in the last few years, the sand sculpture, is near and dear to him because his own mother passed on May 11. She would have been 90, this year. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

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    DANA POINT — Mother Day has always been special.

    As San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy assembles a heart tribute to all mothers Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Baby Beach in Dana 31, A group of individuals see. The sand sculpture, among many he s achieved in the last few years, is close and dear to him since his own mother passed May 11. She would have been 90. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

  • “To me, there’s just one love that comes near that’s the love of a mother, ” he said and the love of our Heavenly Father.

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    San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy takes a minute to say a prayer because he assembles a tribute to all moms Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Baby Beach in Dana Point. Since his mother handed May 11 the sand sculpture, one of many he ’ s achieved in the last few years, is especially close and dear to him. This year she would have been 90. (Photo from Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
    As he assembles a tribute to all mothers Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Baby Beach in Dana Point san Clemente resident Jay Bellamy puts the finishing touches. Because his own mother handed May 11 the sand sculpture, among many he ’ s achieved in the last few decades, is especially close and dear to him. She’d have been 90, this year.

    A group of young girls watch as San Clemente resident Jay Bellamy assembles a giant core as a tribute Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Baby Beach. Since his mother passed May 11 the sand sculpture, one of the he s achieved in the last few years, is especially near and dear to him. She’d have been 90, this year.

  • Every time, he’s attracted tons of onlookers.