I commissioned my dear friends Daniel Heïkalo and Tamara Thiebaux-Heikalo
"to make magical renderings of two of the sand photographs, revealing the dramas that they discerned."
Their work (copyright to them) should embolden you
to make your own readings and interpretations
of the ephemeral patterns of sand.
The 12th Imam
Tamara sent me her first take on the Imam:
and she and Daniel collaborated on this rendering of the original sketch:
Other creatures are manifest:
If you rotate the Imam, a whole new set of characters appears:
Tamara's take on Antelope and Torch Singer
Tamara's take on Maelström Chicken
Antelope and Torch Singer