Lhakhangs, temples in Bhutan, are beautiful inside and out, with rich red across pure white walls, gold and intricate windows and galleries, breathtaking murals and steep polished stairs inside leading up to sacred altars of the Buddhas, masters and deities. Every inch of space is adorned and decorated, gorgeous torma offerings of butter and flour placed before gold statues on fine painted tables.
All the treasures of the Lhakhang, the holy artefacts placed inside statues, sacred relics, tapestries, could be prized exhibits in a museum, but they are all meant simply as worshipful offerings. The Lhakhangs themselves are built on craggy cliffs, mountain tops, and places that need effort to get to, existing in relative isolation, bursting with beauty.
Medium: Mixed Media
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH119
Born 1992, from Tsirang
I have always enjoyed creative work. I became interested in painting after a program on television about art. I tried to replicate the colours and the flow of the paints but without guidance, I was like a ‘ship in the ocean without a rudder’. I was fortunate to come across artists who tutored and guided me at VAST Bhutan.
In college, I was introduced to ‘hay art’ at a friend’s place. I was fascinated and wanted to learn more about it. As I started doing this form of art, the beginning was rocky but with practice I became better. I am grateful to have people give me their honest feedback.
Now I am very confident and enjoy my creative process.