Photo by myself in Washington Square Park.
The artist Joe Mangrum was in his element last weekend, in Washington Square Park. He had a small audience while working.
Joe creates original spontaneous artwork, using colored chalk dust. Basically, he takes a fistful of dust and sprinkles it on the ground, to make these fantastic, swirling patterns.
I saw Joe in Union Square in January, working on a large design and surrounded by onlookers. He has since published a book with his work, called Painting New York with Sand.
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