Radical Rangoli

I have always loved Rangoli (also known as Kolam) for the beauty and geometry of the designs, and its ephemeral nature. While I have seen many wonderful Rangoli creations in Southern India, humbly sprinkled each morning by women, and some extravagant creations from colored sand or flower petals at weddings and holidays, none of it compares to the creations by this New Yorker Joe Mangrum. Be sure to check out his site for more images too. Intricate overlapping knot-work, exuberant colors, and organic yet geometric patterns will blow you away. Prepare to be inspired!

Watch the video: Joe Mangrum sand art

Amazing Rangoli-like sand painting by Joe Mangrum

Street sand-art by Joe Mangrum

Kolam in city streets by master sand artist Joe Mangrum

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