Henna, is a natural dye derived from the plant lawsonia inermis. When applied as a form of body art, it stains the skin shades of burnt orange to dark reddish brown. As the layers of the skin exfoliate naturally, the dye of the henna fades away-thus, creating a temporary art form. This could take between 3-21 days. But you knew that, right?
Every time a henna artist draws (paints or applies) henna, he/she is creating a masterpiece. And as part of the art form, the masterpiece fades away, leaving behind only memories of the art.
There are other forms of temporary art that we have created. They involve some design elements from traditional henna designs, but also some surprising geometric patterns.
The medium used--sand. Enjoy and be sure to share your temporary drawings.