Buddhist monks bring art to Davidson campus using sand
by Staff Writer
The technique, called dul-tson-kyil-khor, translates to “mandala of colored powders.”
The monks painstakingly worked on the piece from Oct. 22-25 that begins by creating an outline of the mandala on a wooden platform.
The monks then begin laying the colored sands, using a traditional metal funnel called a chak-pur.
The designs consist of traditional prescribed iconography, including geometric shapes and ancient spiritual symbols, as a way to re-consecrate the earth and its inhabitants.
You can visit Davidson College’s Artist Series page for more information about the mandala and other upcoming arts events.