Mind Blowing Sand Art

These amazing sand bottles were made over 100 years ago by deaf mute artist Andrew Clemens (1857 – 1894) of McGregor, Iowa. Each pixel is made from a grain of colored sand – have survived intact for over 100 years, without the use of any glue. The artist charged anywhere between $5 to $7 per bottle (about $110 to $160 in today’s money). The artist created hundreds of bottles throughout his lifetime, but few survived. Today, Clemens’ artworks have sold at auction for up to $50,000.