Exhibition of sand painting

by Lorna Hughes, Maghull and Aintree Star, Jun 28 2007

Liverpool, UK -- AN intricate sand painting created by Tibetan Buddhist monks will be on show at World Museum Liverpool next month.

The spiritual artwork – or mandala – is made up of millions of grains of coloured sand and created using small tubes, funnels and scrapers to position the sand.

The image being produced at World Museum will depict a celestial mansion of the Buddhist deities.

Once complete the mandala is destroyed and dispersed to symbolise the “impermanence of all that exists” and advise against attachment to worldly goods.

Visitors can follow the creation and destruction of the mandala from Monday July 2 to Saturday July 7.

The traditional dedication ceremony takes place at 10.15am on July 2, with short explanatory talks and a chance to observe the construction process of the mandala at 2pm and 3pm each day.

World Museum is in William Brown Street in the city centre. For more information ring 478 4393.