South West Sand Art in Chicago -from the Chicago Tribune

From the Article: “The Diné, or Navajo, use sand and other natural pigments for dry paintings only to destroy them soon after completion. Why? This art form began as a spiritual healing system rather than art for art’s sake. Sandpantings are part of religious chants that promote healing and well-being.”

Can you imagine making a piece of art, then destroying it? I get a spiritual rise out creating and painting. But I can’t imagine wiping the paint off my canvas before it dried!

Chicago Tribune – Sandy Art at Elgin Public Museum.

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