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."
I recently created these ladies to represent Tibet’s 3 regions, U-tsang, Kham and Amdo. Each lady’s region is defined by the jewelry she wears. They will soon make an appearance on a range of products from journals and pocket books to mugs and coasters.
I have always been drawn to trends but a great part of my inspiration comes from my cultural heritage. When designing, I love merging trend with tradition and creating designs that are edgy and modern yet tell a deeper story of a rich cultural past.
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30”x40”, Acrylic, mineral paints and mixed on wood.
"Fish Dreams" work in progress…
Oil, mineral paint and mixed media on wood.