Online Challenge Question—Week 7

Week #7: (Colored) dust in the wind

Question: Sand painting is the art of pouring colored sands or pigments from minerals and crystals onto a surface to make a picture. Many different cultures have and continue to practice this art, often for religious or healing purposes, including some Native American peoples, Australian Aborigines, some Latin American Christians, and Tibetan monks. The Navajo people of southwest United States use sand painting in healing ceremonies, and when the painting is done, the sick person sits on the painting and it is then destroyed. Can you guess why?

  1. The painting has absorbed the sickness.
  2. The painter is frustrated with their work.
  3. There is no way to preserve their painting.
  4. There is just a small supply of colored sand to use for more paintings.

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