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Symbols In Sand

The scientific journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment did a column on the curiosities of the natural world... Sand bubbler crabs and the art they make. They happened to mention me:

"Intended to be temporary, most are swept away by a feather stroke soon after their completion – a type of ancient, oriental Etch-a-Sketch. Performance sand artists such as Charlene Lanzel (sand-artist.com) ... produce scenes with their hands in the sand spread over a light box, their works changing as fast as the next idea enters their heads."

~Adrian Burton

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1417/full

It's an interesting read which I greatly enjoyed! Click the photo below to read the article:

The art of sand bubbler crabs.

The art of sand bubbler crabs.

WHY Sand Art?

Watching sand animation come to life, in real time, has an extraordinary effect on the audience. Audience members are uncontrollably drawn into Charlene’s seemingly real world made up of sand characters, trees, mountains and seas. Live sand art is a magical art form that charms. Creating images conjured seemingly effortless, like an oracle or a magician, Charlene's hands skate on glass like a kind of dance. The moving sand creates continuously fluid and poetic figures with original storytelling. Old and young watch and listen together, and all is in harmony, because they all share the same emotions. A visual language is created that transcends linguistic barriers. Drawings are in perpetual transformation which excite imagination, surprise and allow abrupt changes of tone and unexpected images.

Charlene Lanzel can perform her sand animations live at: gala events, in theaters, at festivals, opening or closing ceremonies, at corporate events, conventions, trade shows, weddings, dinner parties, art events and more. Charlene’s sand art can be integrated into: dance, concerts, advertising, storytelling, video and television projects. Bespoke performances can also be custom created to existing compositions or original musical scores. Custom live presentations or videos can include your own imagery, logos and themes.

The powerful impact of sand animation is indescribable. Adding special uniqueness to any event, sand animation is almost unbelievable. It is a new, different and exciting way to communicate a message. Sand storytelling comes alive in this imaginative poetic expression.

Sand Artist | Charlene Lanzel keeps audiences spell-bound by the twists and surprises that follow every sweep of her hands.

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