Forests Heal the Soul
Lichens are bioindicators of a “happy” forest that will “heal” any soul. Usnea longissima, also known as old man’s beard, is a lichen that is found in healthy forests. May this old man’s beard bring wisdom, healing and happiness.
Title: Forests Heal the Soul I
Medium: Mixed Media
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH33 I
Born 1974, From Samtse
When I was growing up, Bhutanese students did not have access to art classes anywhere. So I learnt through observing other artists and copying pictures from books. Currently, I am exploring using paper pulp by employing my skills in paper making, inspired by my professor Wauke Choken. My work obliges me to exercise patience in the preparation and use of the paper fibres. My works are complete only after they have been dried with the sun and wind. So, I engage with nature too.
As a school teacher, I initiated an art club to encourage students in art. Finally, I went to an art college and came back to initiate the first art curriculum for Bhutanese primary schools. At present I am self-employed as an art gallery owner.