UNION SQUARE EDITION
Yes, people. This is for real.
Joe Mangrum makes these masterpieces on NYC sidewalks (often at Union Square) by taking a handful of colored sand and using his clenched fist as a sort of funnel through which the sand gets finely distributed. Color by color, line by exquisite line. It's a process that he calls "sand painting".
I stumbled upon the artist in action tonight, and I watched in awe alongside a growing group of spectators.
COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY INSPIRING.
And to think, each intricate piece of work as its being completed is also being formed by outside elements: wind, rain, the occasional passerby's misstep. Only to soon be wiped away and begun again.
See more of this AMAZING artist's work here.