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An Artist Who Paints With Sand and Light

Apr 03, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Sophie Macnicol

Filmmaker Sophie Macnicol profiles Marcus Winter, an artist who uses handfuls of sand to create portraits and landscapes on a light table. He moves quickly, often in front of an audience, altering his work with a flick of the wrist. Each one of his performances blurs the lines between conventional art, theater, and narrative storytelling. "I just do heaps of cool, creative stuff," he tells Macnicol.

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Author: Chris Heller

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