Chimi Zangmo

Born 1979, from Thimphu

Art draws me to her and has drawn the way I live life. A striking memory from childhood is my mother calling me over and over again to come out and join my family during a tour of the Cooch Behar Palace in India. Meanwhile, I was lost in all the details, lines, and motifs- every creeper, vine, and flower, of the murals, and paintings adorning the Palace. When I did come out, my mother asked me what it was that kept me for so long. She tells me I said, “It was this beauty, all together in one place, and now I want to find it everywhere.” I was 9 years old.

I encountered VAST Bhutan as a high- school student, and began understanding the profoundness of art- to look inside myself to find and create beauty everywhere– in the mundane, the routine and the everyday. It has been a blessing for me to serve VAST Bhutan in various capacities, and to be part of such a special organization. I am committed to continue putting my whole life and being into upholding VAST Bhutan’s legacy. This is a legacy that opens up for artists, the vast possibilities of what beauty means.

Artworks of Chimi Zangmo

Puspe: Sunflower Offering