The Sandbottles of Andrew Clemens

Iowa sand artist Andrew Clemens (1857-1894) collect multi-colored sands from an area in Pikes Peak State Park known as Pictured Rocks. He created homemade tools formed out of hickory sticks and fish hooks and compress the natural colored sands inside chemists jars to create intricately detailed designs.

At a young age Andrew suffered encephalitis which caused his lifelong deafness and nearly mute.

Clemens did not use glue in his artwork, relying on the pressure of the tightly packed sand grains to keep his artworks together.

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