How often have you heard that phrase: â€œâ€¦the white sandy beachesâ€ or â€œâ€¦the pearly white sandâ€ when it comes to Maldivian tourism advertisements? Well, I can bet your bottom dollar that you must have heard them so often that it is now finely drilled into the brain. Anyway, I am about to bring up the same element again â€“Though, I am not about to prove how white the beaches of Maldives are. Have you ever heard of â€˜Sand artâ€™? Yes, that is my topic for this post. 😉 Today, artists donâ€™t exactly restrict their mediums to oils and water colours instead thereâ€™s a variety of mediums for the modern artist and it is endless (they even use toilet paper and cow dung!!)Â But no worries, sand art does not require smelly or sticky work, instead all the artist needs is a thin layer of fine sand and a light table to create amazing paintings that metamorphose into several artistic sceneries. Art has taken its many forms throughout the years and now itâ€™s about experimenting on the wildest. Though, sand art can still be considered as an amateur form compared to the most bizarreâ€“ it too has its beauty when performed by a skilled artist.Â A video of Kseniya Simonovaâ€™s winning sand art performance at a Ukrainian talent show is the talk of many sites, channels and YouTube now. Her one is more of a story teller than art; portraying a story at the time of WW2, with music at the background and lit candles on the stage creating an atmosphere that brought most of the female audience to tears. I however, love the sand art performances that present fantasy portrayals, with images that are reminiscent of dreams.
(So the â€˜white sandâ€™ of Maldives does come in handy after all eh?) Â ;P
Some videos of sand art performancesÂ 🙂 Enjoy
Iâ€™m sure most of you would have seen on telly the sand art work for the animal planet
sand artist Robert Schinkel gives some amazing performances in this one
a japanese art
Kseniya Simonovaâ€™s moving presentation at the Ukraine talent show