Sand Painting At Union Square Park

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  

Play the videos to watch him work and follow me on Instagram!

A video posted by Trudy (@rendezvous_en_newyork) on

A video posted by Trudy (@rendezvous_en_newyork) on

Joe Mangrum Art in Union Square
Joe Mangrum Art in Union Square, NYC

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..

Rendezvous en New York

  35 comments for “Sand Painting At Union Square Park

  1. August 29, 2015 at 3:30 AM

    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!

    • August 29, 2015 at 3:58 AM

      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.

  2. August 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM

    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.

    • August 29, 2015 at 5:14 PM

      I’ve seen them before but never found out what the significance of them are. Can you tell me?

  3. August 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    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!

    • August 29, 2015 at 8:41 PM

      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.

  4. August 29, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Lovely. Thanks for posting this.

    • August 29, 2015 at 10:30 PM

      Thank you Anne!

  5. August 31, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    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.

    • August 31, 2015 at 11:30 PM

      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.

  6. September 4, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Niiice. I pretty much lived there during high school (went to Stuyvesant when it was near).

    • September 4, 2015 at 6:40 PM

      Really? Do you miss it?

      • September 4, 2015 at 8:35 PM

        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!!

        • September 4, 2015 at 9:40 PM

          Geez you make it sound like the plague, lol!

          • September 4, 2015 at 9:44 PM

            LOL. Remember, I lived there a long time. It was home. But I grew up too fast.

            • September 4, 2015 at 10:02 PM

              Meanwhile I had a sheltered upbringing. In what part did you grow up?

              • September 4, 2015 at 10:08 PM

                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.


          • September 4, 2015 at 10:09 PM

            PS: the post generated some interesting comments as people shared their different upbringing.

  7. September 7, 2015 at 1:22 AM

    I love the sidewalk art…beautiful!!

    • September 7, 2015 at 10:01 AM

      It is beautiful, his website is full of beautiful pictures like this one.

  8. September 7, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Beautiful work of art. It must be really hard to learn how to make the sand do what you want it to do.

    • September 7, 2015 at 11:34 PM

      Yes he really concentrates when he’s doing it. Takes him a better part of a day to complete one piece.

  9. September 10, 2015 at 12:34 PM

    Beautiful artwork! Thank you for linking with #momsterslink

    • September 10, 2015 at 1:12 PM

      Thank you!

  10. September 11, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Love the street art

    • September 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      Thank you. How have you been? Are you taking any blogging courses?

      • September 13, 2015 at 7:48 AM

        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?

        • September 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM

          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?

          • September 14, 2015 at 8:26 AM

            So so true but you are doing great. Your blog about NY subways is great reading!

            • September 14, 2015 at 9:50 AM

              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.

What do you think? I would like to know.

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