Sand on Vibe.com
Check out the latest interview on Vibe.com by Mala Munoz
When you see a Sand One original, you know it. With big eyes, big attitudes, and big pockets, the spray painted dolls created by East Los Angeles born artist and entrepreneur, Sand One, are the epitome of street diva femme. Raised by a single mother, graffiti maven Sand is of proud Mexican and Guatemalan ancestry, something that is reflected heavily in her work.
All of Sand’s dolls boast a name, story, dream, and hustle. Never shying away from the ultra feminine, Sand creates dolls that seamlessly merge the girly and the street. Many of are endowed with elongated eyelashes and razor sharp acrylic nails, reminding us all that femme does not inherently equal fragile. Her diva caricatures are larger than life, splayed across entire walls, taking up space and echoing a message of girls and women empowerment.