The Diné (Navajo People) create sand paintings, or dry paintings, known as "places where the gods come and go" in the Navajo language.
Navajo Sand Paintings - An overview of the spiritual meaning, purpose, and creative process in sand painting.
Navajo Sand Painting - A video clip from a PBS documentary demonstrating a sand painting being created.
Example Of Traditional Navajo Sand Painting - From the Denver Public Library collection.
Example Of Traditional Navajo Sand Painting - From the Metropolitan Library of Oklahoma City.
Example Of Traditional Navajo Sand Painting - From the Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Contemporary Navajo Sand Painting - Mitchell Silas.
Interview With Sand Painter, Herbert Ben - Discussion and demonstration of sand painting recorded by the Arizona State Museum.
The First 'Permanent' Sand Painting: The Invention Of Commercial Navajo Sandpainting - Traditional Navajo sand paintings are intended to be temporary. Thus, they could not be shared widely or created as permanent works of art. That all changed when a Navajo named Grey Squirrel (Fred Stevens Jr.) developed a technique for creating fixed Navajo sand paintings. In so doing, he created a marketable form of art.
Another Story About The First 'Permanent' Sand Painting: The Invention Of Commercial Navajo Sandpainting - This Navajo newspaper gives primary credit to a woman by the name of Mae de Ville.