Dragon – འབྲུག།

Art Description

Druk འབྲུག – the Thunder Dragon gives its name to the country and is on the national flag of Bhutan. The dragon holds a jewel representing the Buddha’s teachings. Artists from the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition adopted the dragon as a symbol of enlightenment. Dragons also symbolise power, creativity and good fortune. They are thought to have authority over bodies of water, rain, floods and storms.

Art Specification

Title: Dragon – འབྲུག།
Year: 2022
Dimension: 50x100cm
Medium: Acrylic
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH23

Home Artists Thinley Gyeltshen HWH23 Dragon

Thinley Gyeltshen

Born 1997, from Trashigang

I graduated from the National Institute of Zorig Chusum, Bhutan’s premier school of traditional arts. My works are mostly spiritual paintings. I find that the act of creating these works is a healing process in itself. I use the traditional style for my work, but do not constrain myself to the traditional rules which do not allow for variation. My work is a way to express myself and be creative using the traditional style, in a way that my heart accepts.