Sand Art Storytelling


Sandpainting is the art of pouring coloured sands, and powdered pigments from minerals or crystals,

or pigments from other natural or synthetic sources onto a surface to make a fixed or unfixed sand

painting. Unfixed sand paintings have a long established cultural history in numerous social groupings

around the globe, and are often temporary, ritual paintings prepared for religious or healing

ceremonies. This form of art is also referred to as drypainting.


Drypainting is practised by Native Americans in the Southwestern United States, by Tibetan and

Buddhist monks, as well as Indigenous Australians, and also by Latin Americans on certain Christian

holy days.



Now, we can find the stories A Loyal Dog Named Hachiko and The Happy Prince with sand art through

the Hong Kong Public Library online. Let us enjoy ! (Content in Chinese only)