“Mantle of Protection”

Art Description

This is the timeless embrace of a mother’s love, set against the backdrop of mortality and societal neglect. They stand bare and vulnerable, their eyes rolling in silent protest against a world that has forsaken its sacred duty to protect.

Mentse a poignant symbol of death’s inevitability, casting a somber shadow over their tender embrace. Yet, amidst the encroaching darkness, the mother’s arms form a barrier of protection, a final defiance against the relentless embrace of mortality.

This is not merely an embrace; it is the last refuge of a mother, a testament to the enduring power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.

it invites viewers to confront the fragility of existence and the imperative to cherish and protect those we hold dear, even in the face of life’s darkest trials.

Art Specification

Title: “Mantle of Protection”
Year: 2024
Dimension: 155x155cm
Medium: Acrylic
Exhibited In: BhutanArt Gallery at Paro International Airport
Price: Nu.182,000/- (Ngultrum One Hundred Eighty Two Thousand)
Artwork Code: AG570

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Pem Lham

Born 1997, from Lhuentse

I was introduced to VAST Bhutan by my late brother- VAST was his whole life, and he was a big and beloved part of the VAST family. VAST has been one of the ways I still connect to him- he left a lot of friends, memories, and his art as legacy. I graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Beacon House National University in Lahore, Pakistan, and interned with VAST for a year. Being part of VAST has given me the opportunity to be part of huge and exciting projects, like the Paro Airport gallery which we are working on now, or the gigantic mural we completed in Haa valley in 2020, as part of the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, and which has become an icon in the valley. I have worked mostly with acrylic, a medium I am most comfortable with, but I would like to explore oil painting and sculpture as well. For me, being an artist is about continuing to learn and grow, and be part of an incredible community.