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The sand painting dream of a girl

People's Daily Online)  09:24, July 25, 2013  

Yang Hua draws sand painting. (Photo/

Edited and translated by Wang Lili, People's Daily Online

Sand painting is the art of pouring colored sands, powdered pigments from minerals or crystals, and 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. It is also referred to as dry painting. The following photos show the daily life of a sand painting girl and her studio of sand painting art.

Yang Hua was born in 1988. She always popular in her hometown because she established the first studio of sand painting art in Wushe county of Jiaozuo City in central China's Henan province. Now she has been recognized as the 'sand painting girl' by the local people.

She majored in architectural design in university, but as her favorite is sand painting, she attended courses at academy of art to study sand painting.

She opened the first studio of sand painting art in her hometown after graduation in 2012. Now she is frequently invited to perform sand painting. In addition, her studio has enrolled many students for sand painting course.

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(Editor:WangLili、Chen Lidan)


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