Episode 078: The Body as Canvas, Henna with Anoosh Ahmed was released on The Back to the Drawing Board podcast on Monday, January 18, 2021.
Time to learn about the practice of Henna! Join me in this episode, where I sit down with Canadian artist Anoosh Ahmed to discuss the history and origins of henna, the way its used today and how she uses it in her drawings.
If you've ever been interested in henna art, cultural appropriation and how henna has changed over time, then this is the episode for you! Henna artist Anoosh Ahmed explains the medicinal uses for the henna plant for all henna art beginners.
After delving deeper into Tibetan Buddhism and art in this culture (look at episode 74 about sand mandalas and episode 77 about thangka painting) I was inspired to reach out to other cultures and their uses of art. That's what inspired this episode with Anoosh! I hope you enjoy it.
This episode is sponsored by Shape & Foster: https://www.shapeandfoster.com/