Grrreat work: Romanian artist creates dog from sand outside Durham bank

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A PAVEMENT artist created a dog made of sand outside a bank.

Romanian Manolache Andrei’s unusual work sparked much interest from shoppers in Durham City.

The 20-year-old speaks little English, but said he lives in Liverpool and has made sand sculptures in several cities.

He stays in one place long enough to make the sculpture and collect a few pounds from passers-by. “I do this about four times a week,” he said. “This is my first time in Durham. I can do any animal.

“When I was in Leeds, I did some creatures from the Ice Age film.”