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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 257 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Tibetan Sand Paintings

THE BEAUTY OF IMPERMANENCE

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Museums, galleries, artists, and collectors go to great lengths to protect and promote the longevity of their works of art. But what if the art is meant to literally blow away once it has been created? The importance of Tibetan sand paintings lies not in their permanence, but in their transient nature. Created by Tibetan monks, sand paintings, or mandalas, are intricately designed geometric compositions of pulverized, colored marble shaken down long steel ...

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