Art Description

Lungta are wind horses, bearing our wishes on their backs in the form of flaming jewels. Lungta represent good fortune and success, so Bhutanese say sometimes, “my Lungta is low,” when they mean that things are not going well. A way to raise ones Lungta is to print them on prayer flags, so that the horses bearing our wishes are released to the wind, to gallop far and high, together with the prayers.

Art Specification

Title: Lungta
Year: 2022
Dimension: 30x45cm
Medium: Mixed Media
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH122

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Monjit Nepal

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.