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PHOTOS-Amazing sand bottle art

First entry: 17 July 2014 - 10:40 Athens, 07:40 GMT

Last update: 2 August 2014 21:50 Athens, 18:50 GMTSpecials

PHOTOS-Amazing sand bottle art

PHOTOS-Amazing sand bottle art

Andrew Clemens was a little-known artist from Iowa, born in 1857, who spent most of his life creating unbelievable sand art.

Clemens was stricken with encephalitis at the age of five, which left him completely deaf and nearly mute.

He began creating his artwork when he was 13 years old.

He fashioned special tools made from pieces of hickory and fish hooks that he used to arrange the sand in intricate designs.

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

Once an artwork was complete, Clemens would back the jar tightly and seal it.

23 bottles created by Clemens were recently auctioned off.

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