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Toronto Sand Artist Wins Over Big Brands and Is Now Helping You Celebrate UEFA 2020

James‌ ‌Sun‌ ‌went‌ ‌from‌ ‌being‌ ‌an‌ ‌unknown‌ ‌to‌ ‌becoming‌ ‌popular‌ ‌almost‌ ‌overnight–well,‌ ‌it‌ ‌seems‌ ‌like‌ ‌overnight‌ ‌for‌ ‌those‌ ‌who‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌know‌ ‌his‌ ‌story.‌ ‌ ‌

Back‌ ‌in‌ ‌2017,‌ ‌Sun‌ ‌was‌ ‌working‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌mechanical‌ ‌engineer,‌ ‌but‌ ‌he‌ ‌always‌ ‌felt‌ ‌that‌ ‌something‌ ‌was‌ ‌missing.‌ ‌One‌ ‌day,‌ ‌he‌ ‌saw‌ ‌a‌ ‌sand‌ ‌art‌ ‌video‌ ‌by‌ ‌‌AndrewClemens‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌internet‌ ‌and‌ ‌knew‌ ‌he‌ ‌had‌ ‌found‌ ‌his‌ ‌calling.‌ ‌

He‌ ‌immediately‌ ‌quit‌ ‌his‌ ‌job‌ ‌and‌ ‌went‌ ‌back‌ ‌to‌ ‌China‌ ‌to‌ ‌learn‌ ‌everything‌ ‌he‌could‌ ‌about‌ ‌sand‌ ‌art.‌ ‌In‌ ‌his‌ ‌homeland,‌ ‌he‌ ‌learned‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌2D‌ ‌and‌ ‌3D‌ ‌images‌ ‌using‌ ‌only‌ ‌coloured‌ ‌sand.‌ ‌Once‌ ‌he‌ ‌had‌ ‌mastered‌ ‌the‌ ‌craft,‌ ‌he‌ ‌came‌ back‌ ‌to‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌and‌ ‌created‌ ‌his‌ ‌brainchild:‌ ‌‌FallingInSand‌.‌ ‌

If‌ ‌he‌ ‌had‌ ‌never‌ ‌followed‌ ‌his‌ ‌passion,‌ ‌we‌ ‌wouldn’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌had‌ ‌the‌ ‌fantastic‌ ‌art‌ ‌we‌ ‌drool‌ ‌over‌ ‌today.‌ ‌

Cool‌ ‌Art‌ ‌You‌ ‌Won’t‌ ‌See‌ ‌Anywhere‌ ‌Else‌ ‌

Making‌ ‌sand‌ ‌sculptures‌ ‌and‌ ‌castles‌ ‌may‌ ‌be‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌world’s‌ ‌oldest‌ ‌traditions,‌ ‌but‌ ‌James‌ ‌Sun‌ ‌gives‌ ‌it‌ ‌a‌ ‌modern‌ ‌twist.‌ ‌He‌ ‌creates‌ ‌truly‌ ‌unique‌ ‌works‌ ‌of‌ ‌art.‌ ‌He‌ ‌uses‌ ‌a‌ ‌single‌ ‌tool‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌sense‌ ‌of‌ ‌design‌ ‌and‌ ‌symmetry‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌sand‌ ‌art‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌nothing‌ ‌short‌ ‌of‌ ‌stunning.‌ ‌‌FallingInSand‌‌ ‌has‌ ‌even‌ ‌been‌ ‌featured‌ ‌on‌ ‌Ripley’s‌ ‌Believe‌ ‌It‌ ‌or‌ ‌Not!‌ ‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Toronto‌ ‌artist‌ ‌uses‌ ‌a‌ ‌steady‌ ‌hand‌ ‌and‌ ‌detailed‌ ‌precision‌ ‌to‌ ‌create‌ ‌lifelike‌ ‌sand‌ ‌portraits‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌designs.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌created‌ ‌depictions‌ ‌of‌ ‌celebrities‌ ‌like‌ ‌Chadwick‌ ‌Boseman‌,‌ ‌Taylor‌ ‌Swift,‌ ‌Tom‌ ‌Hanks,‌ ‌Kanye‌ ‌West,‌ ‌Kobe‌ ‌Bryant,‌ ‌and‌ ‌Angelina‌ ‌Jolie.

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Fans‌ ‌love‌ ‌him‌ ‌and‌ ‌can’t‌ ‌get‌ ‌enough!‌ ‌The‌ ‌34-year-old‌ ‌has‌ ‌140K‌ ‌followers‌ ‌on‌ ‌Instagram‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌over‌ ‌3.5‌ ‌million‌ ‌followers‌ ‌on‌ ‌‌Tik‌ ‌Tok‌.‌ ‌Almost‌ ‌all‌ ‌his‌ ‌videos‌ ‌go‌ ‌viral–his‌ ‌portraits,‌ ‌logos,‌ ‌and‌ ‌his‌ ‌portraits‌ ‌of‌ ‌animals.‌ ‌

NBC Sports on Instagram: “Mesmerizing sand art for the 147th running of the @kentuckyderby 🤩🏇 #DerbyAtHome (📽️ @fallinginsand)”

Big‌ ‌Brands‌ ‌Have‌ ‌Taken‌ ‌Notice‌


Back‌ ‌in‌ ‌2018,‌ ‌Sun‌ ‌started‌ ‌‌filming‌ ‌his‌ ‌process‌,‌ ‌and‌ ‌people–as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌brands–started‌ ‌taking‌ ‌notice.‌ ‌His‌ ‌videos‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌watched‌ ‌by‌ ‌millions‌ ‌of‌ ‌people‌ ‌and‌ ‌are‌ ‌relaxing‌ ‌and‌ ‌therapeutic.‌ ‌ ‌Sun‌ ‌has‌ ‌also‌ ‌worked‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌myriad‌ ‌of‌ ‌extremely‌ ‌popular‌ ‌brands:‌ ‌Google,‌ ‌

Microsoft,‌ ‌Samsung,‌ ‌Apple,‌ ‌Amazon,‌ ‌Facebook,‌ ‌the‌ ‌NHL–the‌ ‌list‌ ‌goes‌ ‌on‌ ‌and‌ ‌on.‌ ‌In‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌Super‌ ‌Bowl,‌ ‌he‌ ‌made‌ ‌art‌ ‌for‌ ‌all‌ ‌32‌ ‌teams.‌ ‌He’s‌ ‌also‌ ‌worked‌ ‌with‌ ‌world-renowned‌ ‌music‌ ‌brands‌ ‌like‌ ‌Universal‌ ‌Music‌ ‌UK.‌ 

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He’s‌ ‌Now‌ ‌Entering‌ ‌the‌ ‌World‌ ‌of‌ ‌NFT‌ ‌Art‌ ‌with‌ ‌His‌ ‌Latest‌ ‌Project:‌ ‌

Sand‌ ‌Euro‌ ‌

Sun‌ ‌has‌ ‌made‌ ‌a‌ ‌name‌ ‌for‌ ‌himself‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌of‌ ‌art‌ ‌and‌ ‌loves‌ ‌conquering‌ ‌new‌ ‌territories.‌ ‌His‌ ‌latest‌ ‌project,‌ ‌‌Project‌ ‌Sand‌ ‌Euro‌,‌ ‌combines‌ ‌his‌ ‌two‌ ‌passions:‌ ‌art‌ ‌and‌ ‌soccer.‌

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What’s‌ ‌it‌ ‌all‌ ‌about?‌ ‌

The‌ ‌entire‌ ‌world‌ ‌is‌ ‌currently‌ ‌watching‌ ‌the‌ ‌Euro‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Championship‌ ‌and‌ ‌fans‌ ‌are‌ ‌rooting‌ ‌for‌ ‌their‌ ‌national‌ ‌teams–and‌ ‌we’re‌ ‌sure‌ ‌you‌ ‌are,‌ ‌too.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌keep‌ ‌a‌ ‌memento‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌championship,‌ ‌buy‌ ‌an‌ ‌NFT‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌team’s‌ ‌sand‌ ‌flag.‌ ‌It‌ will‌ ‌remain‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Ethereum‌ ‌blockchain,‌ ‌and‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌gift‌ ‌or‌ ‌resell‌ ‌it‌ ‌whenever‌ you‌ ‌want.‌ ‌


And‌ ‌there’s‌ ‌more…‌ ‌

When‌ ‌you‌ ‌buy‌ ‌an‌ ‌NFT,‌ ‌you‌ ‌gain‌ ‌an‌ ‌entry‌ ‌into‌ ‌a‌ ‌random‌ ‌draw‌ ‌and‌ ‌can‌ ‌win‌ ‌the‌ ‌physical‌ ‌sand‌ ‌glass‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌flag.‌ ‌And‌ ‌if‌ ‌your‌ ‌team‌ ‌is‌ ‌among‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌3‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌championship,‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌win‌ ‌the‌ ‌actual‌ ‌sand‌ ‌glass‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌flag‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌customized‌ ‌video‌ ‌NFT‌ ‌and‌ ‌sand‌ ‌glass‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌favorite‌ ‌player.‌ ‌How‌ ‌cool‌ ‌is‌ ‌that?‌ ‌

And‌ ‌if‌ ‌your‌ ‌team‌ ‌loses,‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌still‌ ‌win!‌ ‌In‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌sand‌ ‌glass‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌flag,‌ ‌you‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌entered‌ ‌into‌ ‌another‌ ‌random‌ ‌draw‌ ‌where‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌win‌ ‌a‌MarbleCard‌ ‌NFT‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Top‌ ‌20‌ ‌Football‌ ‌Players‌ ‌of‌ ‌All‌ ‌Time.‌ ‌

During‌ ‌the‌ ‌knockout‌ ‌phase,‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌buy‌ ‌NFTs‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌participating‌ ‌teams‌ ‌‌on‌ ‌OpenSea‌‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌day‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌match.‌ ‌The‌ ‌price‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌NFTs‌ ‌will‌ ‌gradually‌ ‌increase‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌teams‌ ‌get‌ ‌closer‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌finals.‌ ‌

To‌ ‌learn‌ ‌more‌ ‌about‌ ‌all‌ ‌the‌ ‌cool‌ ‌prizes‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌up‌ ‌for‌ ‌grabs,‌ ‌visit‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌Project‌ ‌

Sand‌ ‌Euro‌ ‌page‌.‌ ‌

Support‌ ‌Your‌ ‌National‌ ‌Team‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Euro‌ ‌2020‌ ‌Championship!‌ ‌

If‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌cheering‌ ‌for‌ ‌your‌ ‌national‌ ‌team‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌championship,‌ ‌getting‌ ‌an‌ ‌NFT‌ ‌of‌ ‌its‌ ‌sand‌ ‌flag‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌show‌ ‌it.‌ ‌All‌ ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌is‌ ‌visit‌ ‌the‌ ‌OpenSea‌ ‌Sand‌ ‌Euro‌‌ ‌page‌ ‌to‌ ‌buy‌ ‌the‌ ‌NFT.‌ ‌By‌ ‌simply‌ ‌doing‌ ‌that,‌ ‌you‌ ‌stand‌ ‌a‌ ‌chance‌ ‌to‌ ‌win‌ ‌awesome‌ ‌prizes.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Euro‌ ‌2020‌ ‌championship‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌over‌ ‌soon,‌ ‌but‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌get‌ ‌an‌ ‌NFT‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌team’s‌ ‌flag,‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌remember‌ ‌it‌ ‌forever.‌ ‌

Don’t‌ ‌miss‌ ‌out,‌ ‌get‌ ‌your‌ ‌‌customized‌ ‌flag‌ ‌today‌.‌ ‌

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