I was walking through Union Square Park on my way to meet friends for dinner and saw this artist working hard on the ground putting together this vibrant piece. Isn’t it beautiful ?! It’s all colored sand and done one color at a time, at the bottom you can see the finished work and how detailed it is, he worked on this all day and his work is found at www.joemangrum.com
Play the videos to watch him work and follow me on Instagram!
Have you seen sand art like this before? If so let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear about it.
Until our next rendezvous…
35 thoughts on “Sand Painting At Union Square Park”
Hi! Just wanted to let you know that now I see your posts on my Reader. Actually I was going to older emails and found that through I had subscribed to your blog, but I hadn’t confirmed it through email.
By the way, great post! I loved the artwork.
I haven’t gotten around to write the reply to your Award nomination, but will do it soon!
Thank you so much! I understand falling behind, I’m behind on my posts. I appreciate you letting me know about the posts as well.
In 2007, I was fortunate in being able to see a mandala created for an upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama in Ithaca, New York. I will never forget it.
I’ve seen them before but never found out what the significance of them are. Can you tell me?
Fabulous! The video really puts me right there, especially with the hum of the city in the background. I have never seen one of these up close in person. Nice post, Trudy!
Thank you Sabine! I just happened upon him actively working this time, before I’ve caught him after it was done and of course my phone wass dead or some other tragic nonsense that could only happen to me. I’m so glad I caught it and you can see my Instagram account! I’m also glad you liked my post, I have to get back to grinding them out regularly like before the Summer happened.
Lovely. Thanks for posting this.
Thank you Anne!
Thanks for the post; its timing is impeccable. I’m a native NYer, long removed from the City, and really missing it. This reminder of the artisans of home was much needed.
You’re welcome! You’re always a New Yorker at heart, don’t you think?! Its one of my favorite things to do, and I’m guessing for the artist as well to find beauty in every space or make it beautiful. He seemed like a really cool guy. He was selling his postcards, and books as well.
Niiice. I pretty much lived there during high school (went to Stuyvesant when it was near).
Really? Do you miss it?
nope. =) i left for college (univ of pa). hubby dreams of visiting again but i am SO glad not to be raising my boy there!!
Geez you make it sound like the plague, lol!
LOL. Remember, I lived there a long time. It was home. But I grew up too fast.
Meanwhile I had a sheltered upbringing. In what part did you grow up?
If you don’t mind sharing your email addy, I can send you a post Sex in the City I posted as a guest on another site once. About my childhood in NYC. =) No obligation, though. I won’t be offended if you decline.
Sent. =) Thx, Trudy.
PS: the post generated some interesting comments as people shared their different upbringing.
I love the sidewalk art…beautiful!!
It is beautiful, his website is full of beautiful pictures like this one.
Beautiful work of art. It must be really hard to learn how to make the sand do what you want it to do.
Yes he really concentrates when he’s doing it. Takes him a better part of a day to complete one piece.
Beautiful artwork! Thank you for linking with #momsterslink
Love the street art
Thank you. How have you been? Are you taking any blogging courses?
I have been well! Actually a bit busy lately so haven’t been able to blog as much as I would like. Haven’t looked into another blogging course yet. How about you?
Busy with family visiting and Summer winding down. Haven’t been able to blog regularly either, but taking two courses now and I’m falling behind. I’m taking Blogging201 and Writing 101 again. Just that the timing isn’t the best. Oh well,its about finding balance right?
So so true but you are doing great. Your blog about NY subways is great reading!
Thank you very much. Well it’s not just about subways but since it’s what most people use to get around because it’s so efficient, a lot of things happen there. I’ve done multiple art museums posts, restaurants posts, parks posts and outings posts all over the city.Please check them out.
I sure will!