Tibetan art called dul-tson-kyil-khor, “mandala of colored powders.” Millions of grains of sand are laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks. This mandala was created by a group of Tashi Lhunpo monks created at London’s Samye Dzong. Just beautiful!
Joe Mangrum has taken to the streets of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and elsewhere armed with sacks of colored sand that he sprinkles by the handful to create sprawling temporary paintings. Each work is spontaneous in its design and evolves as Mangrum works, spending upwards of 6-8 hours hunched over the ground to complete each piece. The artist estimates he’s completed nearly 550 paintings over the last few years.
Sand Mandala, Long Beach, CA, April 2011 (Photograph by Dean Mead)
A Tibetan sand mandala that came to Hamilton in 2006. Magical.
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A stunning collection of Sand Mandalas created by Joe Mangrum around the Museum of Art and Design (MAD). Jamming in symphony with a pair of veteran cameramen, David Griffiths and Sebastian Piras, documenting, the symbiosis of images that emerged, in a veritable collage of patterns and forms that delighted and stunned passersby.
Digital stop-motion animation loop (GIF)
March 2, 2014
This is a 12-frame version of a 36-frame animation. Click Here to view the Full Animation.