Joe Mangrum's avatar Joe Mangrum

“Cross-Pollination” is a series of visual paintings created using colored sand inside a 24' dome structure in the parking lot of The BOB. Each painting is created by pouring brightly colored sand from my hands as a live performance that lasts anywhere from 6-10 hours and will grow to a diameter of 15-20 feet. Artprize visitors are encouraged to observe the process and ask questions. Improvising with each stroke, an intricate pattern is created that will be destroyed to make room for the next. Sand Paintings are ephemeral, but with extensive hi-res documentation I will create both a time-lapse of each painting as well as a hi-resolution C-print photograph of each of the completed works as my entry to Artprize. I expect to make approximately 10 or more paintings so the cumulative photographic images from all works and corresponding time-lapse footage will serve as my completed entry. Each previous days paintings will be displayed as a photographic Artist Proofs as the week progresses

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 20
  • Medium: Sand- can be made as permanent artwork.
  • Width: 20
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 1