Sand Art Guy (Joe Castillo) will Amaze You
Using the sand as an art form is as old as dirt. The most recent form of sand art that has gained in modern popularity makes use of a light table, musical accompaniment and no other tools than the artist’s hands to tell stories. The world’s premier Sand Animation performer and Sand Art guy is Mr. Joe Castillo. Born in Mexico City, Mr. Castillo’s background in art studies and theology have culminated in his prominence as a motivational performing artist. Using his form of sand art as a unique form of meaningful expression, he delivers his messages that more often than not move audiences to great emotions. Remarkably, Mr. Castillo is able to grab the viewer right from the start as the imagery he creates morphs into each chapter of his SandStory. Anyone who has watched a performance would agree his SandStories are intriguing, engaging and fascinating. It is no surprise his inspirational messages have established his global reputation as a master at his craft.
Ronald McDonald House in an inspiration in itself serving to support families with their home-away-from home in the midst of challenging times. Providing the stability that allows relatives to be with a beloved child during treatment in the hospital allows for more meaningful connection without the stress of accommodations at such a time. In another inspirational SandStory, Joe Castillo gives a glimpse of the symbolism that is Ronald McDonald House.
Joe Castillo derives inspiration for his sand art from some of the most touching moments in life. His portrait of Lindsey Norton is no less inspirational. The 16-year-old, like most of America remembers, is a contestant from America’s Got Talent, Season 7, when she competed as an individual gymnastic dancer. Though she may not have captured the win for the season, she certainly captured the hearts of Americans with her ebullient personality. This rendering demonstrates how Castillo, a finalist on the same talent show of another season, meticulously strives for realism in an art form that, by his unique skill, delivers surprisingly amazing detail.
In another fluid depiction of the story in images appearing before your eyes, Joe Castillo performs “Matilda” after the Roald Dahl story that was made into a film as well as a Broadway Musical. Watch as he uses his artistic genius to bring the darling genius of the tale to life with enchanting detail in marvelous transitions.
Getting the inside scoop on the history in the making is always a good feeling. When Mike Huckabee interviewed the Sand Art guy Joe Castillo, everyone got a chance to get the story of how his unique style of storytelling through sand art materialized. This moment came after a very inspiring story of American patriotism to Toby Keith’s “Proud To Be An American.” It gives any American a rush with its symbolic conclusion.
Our planet has certainly undergone unspeakable assaults, especially from the perspective of the wild animals that have no voice in their lifetime on earth. There is as much concern today as there has ever been with regard to the extinction of species and the killing off of animals that have every right to share their existence on this planet. Once again, the Sand Art guy matches music with a message and uses his amazing artistic skill to deliver a message with impact.
Originally posted 2014-07-11 07:15:40.