Dreaming of a Bird
A floating Silk fabric at the centre of the painting possesses six qualities: it is clear, cool, healing, soothing, light and soft. Silk has long been the ultimate in luxury textiles in Bhutanese culture. It can conjure images of wealth and power.
Title: Dreaming of a Bird
Medium: Earth colour, colour pigment on canvas
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH92 (III)
Born 1984, From Trashigang
I studied traditional Bhutanese painting from 2001 to 2006 at National Institute of Traditional Arts & Crafts in Thimphu. After graduation, I worked as a thangka artist and as an instructor at Choki Traditional Art School. I moved to Amsterdam in 2010 to study fine art at Gerrit Rietveld Academy. In 2021, I returned to Bhutan and am now working with VAST Bhutan. Since 2010, I have moved away from the traditional thangka painting practice, attempting to merge the gap between sacred and secular, iconic and ordinary, and past history and contemporary. I take inspiration from classical Bhutanese paintings and manipulate their form to create somewhat abstract forms that carry over this sense of basic goodness.