Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coronado Sandman

Meet the "Coronado Sandman!" Google him, and you'll fin 27,000 can also find him on Myspace. He's a resident of Coronado, and does large scale artwork on the streets using sand, a broom, or a dustpan. I took these pics back in the beginning of April when my brother & his family came to visit. We unknowingly parked in a cul-de-sac that he does most of his work in. After a day of sightseeing we headed back to the car to discover the entire street and sidewalks leading up to the Hotel Del Coronado covered in drawings, and "The Sandman" hard at work writing a message in the street. (He was writing, "Today is the first day of the rest of your lives." There was a sunset wedding being set up, so he wrote that, and then in a large heart the names of the bride & groom) Apparently there's even a 24 hour webcam up to view him at work at that location. That was our first time out to Coronado, so we'd never heard about him before or seen his work - I consider it a lucky treat that we stumbled upon him in action. We talked for about 30 mins about his art ... super nice guy! If you are out & about Coronado, look for him :-) (he has beautiful handwriting, by the way....he writes with a dustpan how some artists write with a calligraphy pen or Sumi brush!)

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