There's something so magical about the movement, fragility, and meditative history behind sand painting.

The Navajo made them as temporary installation for healing rituals. The monks made sand mandalas representing various diety. The ceremonial destruction is an important part of the artworks lifecycle.

I was curious if there were any contemporary interpretations of this ancient art form. Here are a few I found. Now I'm wondering if this needs to be added to my list of projects for the boys this summer, hmmm.

Above and below by Tahireh Lal