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Incredibly Intricate Sand Paintings

Using just colored sand, artist Joe Mangrum beautifies streets and museum floors in major US cities. What's most amazing is that this artist comes up with his highly detailed, often symmetrical pieces without any advance planning. Instead, every design is improvised by “the inspiration that comes from the day.” Watch the video Story Eyed Media did on Mangrum to see learn more about his process (see below).

This week, Mangrum will be part of SOFA New York's show called Swept Away, where he will create his signature works in sand. The exhibition sounds particularly interesting because it deals with live, site-specific installations made of ash, dust, sand and dirt.

Joe Mangrum's website
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