Wednesday, August 20, 2008

the japanese invade with art part 2

Naoshi is another Japanese artist we love to love. explains it best: Naoshi's colourful, edible-looking, syrupy sweet, cute as a button artworks are only made better because of her technique. No ordinary pictures, Naoshi's creations are Sunae painting, otherwise known as sand-painting. Pretty much, she takes all differently coloured sand and arranges it into a work of art. Yeah, that's right. Sand!

The craft of sand-painting was traditionally practiced by Indigenous Australians, Tibetan monks, Indians and some Native and Latin Americans and was often attached to religious or healing ceremonies. Naoshi says that while it's an incredibly time consuming and patience testing method, the satisfaction of finishing a Sunae painting outshines any of the negatives.

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