Odon Serginho de Carvalho was born in 1974 in Congo, he moved to Angola in 1996 to join other family members. During the civil war in Angola he escaped to South Africa via Namibia in 2000.
The technique to do sand paintings he learned from his uncle, with whom he shared a shack in the beginning of his stay in Cape Town.
The piece of art is sprinkled out of colored sand in several steps onto the canvas. With lots of dedication Odon improved his technique over the years. He says “I like the feeling of working with sand. It also is a lot of fun for my visitors to watch me and also try to do it, which also is exciting for me in return”.
Over the years Odon’s name became well known for his kind of art and he was able to improve his life style. He does sand paintings with themes of Africa, animals, landscapes or townships.
Odon also does sand paintings according to your ideas and measurements.