Artist uses chalk to inspire New Yorkers with messages of hope

NEW YORK, New York (WABC) -- His artwork is hard to miss. In fact, you really have to get around them. That's because Hans Honschar expresses himself on sidewalks using chalk. He says he loves working with chalk because it " washes off easily ."

From hearts, to flowers, to inspiring quotes, Honschar says he hopes his works, "lift you up."

He says he likes having his art on the sidewalk because, "Everyone can see it. You don't have to go to a museum. You don't have to buy anything. It's open to all."

***click on story above to see sidewalk artist @honschar in action***

We recently caught up with him as he worked on the upper west side.

As expected, the artist drew a crowd. Some people even recognized him for his works and thanked him for his positive messages.

Honschar says, "I aspire to inspire."

He has a huge following on social media. People spot and then post his works on Instagram using the hashtag, #hhny.

Check out cool timelapse of @honschar at work:
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Cool timelapse of artist in action.

You can find his creations in The Bronx, Brooklyn, and across Manhattan including Harlem and the Upper West Side.
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