Artist Joe Mangrum has creating temporary artworks with sacks of colored sand since 2006. He’s made short-lived masterpieces all over the world, on streets and inside contemporary museums and galleries. He has completed nearly 1000 paintings, and here are some of his best.

Discomadusae, in Corcoran Gallery, Washinton DC, 2012

Asynchronous Syntropy, at Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, 2012

A work made during Art Basel 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida

540 W Madison, Chicago, Illinois, June 2013

Miami, 2014

An artwork made during Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, UAE, 2014

Shifting DNA, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida 2014

Sand Painting #2, for Doe Museum, Zuidlaren, Netherlands, 2015

Sand Painting #4, for the Doe Museum in Zuidlaren, Netherlands, June 2015

Sand Painting #8, for the Doe Museum in Zuidlaren, Netherlands, 2015

Sand Painting #6, for the Doe Museum, Zuidlaren, Netherlands, 2015

But how is it made? See for yourself!