This is New York City installation and multiple medium street artist JOE MANGRUM working on his SAND PAINTING in Union Square Park last Sunday. Using multi-colored sand, he spent 8 to 10 hours to create this mandala form.
Joe Mangrum (Born February 10, 1969) is an installation and multiple-medium artist. He currently resides in New York City. Born and raised in Florissant, Missouri, he later attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991. His focus of study was on painting and photography, though after art school he began to expand his work into site-specific, environmental and often ephemeral installations. Using a wide spectrum of components, his work often includes organic materials, such as flowers, food and sand, in addition to deconstructed computer parts, auto-parts and a multitude of found and collected objects. His installations often include mandala forms, pyramids, maps, grids and mushroom clouds. (biography notes from wikipedia).
For more information on Joe Mangrum and his unique art, please visit his website at: http://www.joemangrum.com/