Art comes in many forms at Madison Square Garden, entertainment being one of them. One rising talent that is captivating audiences on an international scale is the manipulation of sand into images. Though this sand art may appear easy, there are only a few artists in the world who can successfully transform piles of sand into beautiful pictures in front of large crowds to the tunes of well known music. Sand Animator and artist Joe Castillo performs at Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony.
A SandStory from Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks
For some, watching someone express themselves on an empty canvas for hours sounds absolutely boring. Well, rest assured that time is of the essence with a sand artist. A single picture takes mere seconds for an experienced artist like Mr. Castillo. In a matter of minutes, he can create an entire SandStory with a handful of images, transforming the next image out of the existing one before it. Remarkable and awe inspiring, Joe Castillo is sure to capture the eye of even the strictest art critic at Madison Square Garden.
Does the name sound familiar? Well, maybe that’s because this amazing artist with a knack for maneuvering sand crystals is the finalist from the hit television show America’s Got Talent. Not only are his quick hands a major player in his popularity, but his vast array of subject expertise has landed Joe Castillo in the spotlight as the go to artist for custom sand animation for this new style of performance art. His extraordinary artistic capabilities include but are not limited to culture, music, sports, patriotism, and custom works of the imagination.
Joe Castillo is the premier sand artist on today’s global market. He has been seen live in all 7 continents, over 43 countries, and into 35 different languages. Telling stories via sand paintings has been Castillo’s passion since he was a teenager and spectators have not been disappointed since. Still not convinced that he is the man for the job? Perhaps mentioning that he has performed for kings and CEOs will tip the scale in his favor.
There is no need to worry whether or not Joe Castillo will come to a specific location large or small. For one of the world’s unique storytellers, traveling is an amazing perk of his job. He is more than willing to go wherever his gift is wanted. He has performed at Madison Square Garden, Lucas Oil Stadium, Bridgestone Arena. The best part of the sand art is that it is universal, so the inability to speak numerous languages will not be a handicap for the international creative entertainer. To miss out on such a mind blowing phenomenon would be a gross injustice.
Originally posted 2014-03-02 16:41:30.