"Fish Dreams" … work in progress. Have been trying to fit in at least two to three hours a day to work on this.
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A piece I created that will be part of Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi project. http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/interview-with-luciano-benetton-on-their-new-collection-imago-mundi
10x12”, canvas mounted on wood. (Acrylic, cloth, with my signature technique of embossed lines.)
Here is the story behind it:-
Balance in the Tibetan psyche is about achieving the right equilibrium between the five elements of fire, water, earth, sky and wind. Efforts of achieving this balance can be seen in daily Tibetan life through the colorful prayer flags that flutter on roofs and mountaintops in Tibetan areas. Each color on the prayer flags represents one of the elements.
Tibetans seek to achieve protection from obsticals and balance within their environment, represented by the use of the amulet, an elaborate vessel for objects of power.
The front of my painting represents the ornamental aspect of an amulet with the predominant black color as a symbol of protection. The back houses the precious colors representing the five elements with predominant white, the color of peace. My painting is a reminder of the importance of living in harmony with our surroundings.
Some prints I created inspired by Tibetan jewelry and central Asian motifs.
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Acrylic and mixed media 19x26”
Walking through the streets of Gyalthang, (South West Tibetan Plateau), my eye kept getting drawn to clusters of pink and blue. A flash of pink and blue as a woman crossed a street, or a small group of pink and blue as women sat idly gossiping in the sun. These are the colors of the women’s traditional dress and from jackets to shirts, aprons and head dresses, they donned them like a uniform.
This picture is of a little girl whose family we visited. My eyes took in her pink head dress, her red robe, and just as they were skimming over her blue shirt, I caught the words ‘baby’ in light pink. A hint of a new world that was slowly creeping into age old local traditions. An English word where no one spoke English. A nylon printed shirt among the woven, wollen robes. This painting is my attempt to capture culture as it is and as it was as the tide of change enveloped it.
Just dug up a painting I created when I was 16 years old. It was meant to reflect two beings enjoying the magnificence of a garden at night.
Ink and gold acrylic on paper
"Tradition through trend."