Sand Paintings at Fashion Week NYC with Joe Mangrum
Designer Prabal Gurung Fall/Winter Collection featuring sand paintings by artist Joe Mangrum
Featured products: Classic Colored Sand
Who is Joe Mangrum? Here is an excerpt from the bio on his website: "Joe Mangrum has developed a unique visual language tying together cultural patterns with those found in nature, science and technology to create living breathing forms that entangle their surrounds. The work explores urban landscape and counters it with hybrid lifeforms growing in a concrete jungle. Since 2009, he has created a series of over 1000 intricate sand paintings in public and private spaces which act as vibrant catalysts of social interaction in New York City and around the world. Inspired by ancient traditions and synced up with a rhythm of animation, forms are mixed with an urban free-style and combined with bright “Pop Art” colors, fractal variations and circuitry. His paintings are influenced by an abundant world of undersea creatures, carnivorous plants emanating electrical impulses. They represent a living mathematical amalgam and botanical geometry that stems cross-cultural metaphors observed while traveling."