Romanian artist dubbed 'the sandman' creates amazing sculptures outside Woolwich sports shop

Mr Ionescu has been working with sand for more than five years

Onlookers amazed by 'the sandman' in Woolwich

Onlookers amazed by 'the sandman' in Woolwich

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A Romanian artist stunned Woolwich shoppers yesterday afternoon by sculpting a dog and puppy entirely out of sand.

Dorinan Ionescu, of Griffin Road, Plumstead, has been dubbed ‘the sandman’ by residents who have seen him create amazing pieces around South-East London.

The 41-year-old said he has been working with sand for more than five years.

He said: “All you have to do is add water and you can create absolutely anything. I created a dog because I saw a mother feeding its puppy the day before and it was a beautiful thing of nature.”

Spotting him outside JD Sports on Powis Street, India Ram said his dog and puppy piece was spectacular.

She said: “I was completely arrested by his creation. He was outside JD sports creating this incredible piece live out of sand.”

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12:21pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Brook says...

I have seen lots of these 'sand sculptors' around the country.
They are basically gangs of beggars
Surprised this is considered news
I have seen lots of these 'sand sculptors' around the country. They are basically gangs of beggars Surprised this is considered news Brook
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10:44pm Thu 21 Aug 14

moody lady says...

We have had these people doing this down in Devon for the last 3 years.
We have had these people doing this down in Devon for the last 3 years. moody lady
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1:42pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Crayman says...

What is he doing in the UK ? Why not earn his money back in Eastern Europe.
What is he doing in the UK ? Why not earn his money back in Eastern Europe. Crayman
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