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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sand Portrayal: President Obama

After some extreme heavy lifting, Jorge Rodriquez Gerada created a massive sand portrait of Barack Obama (2.5 acres in all). The portrait was created during the 2008 US presidential election using a large-scale vector graphic, a GPS topography system and approximately 650 tons of sand.

The technique of sand painting was used by the artist as a metaphor for the healing that needs to take place in order to improve our future and to secure a safer world for future generations.

To view more sand painting click here.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 8:01 am  


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