Tsha Tsha

Art Description

The Tsha Tsha is a miniature representation of a stupa, believed to be the Buddha’s physical body.

These small mounds are used in religious purification ceremonies, after which they are laid to rest in places of religious significance– holy edifices, sacred mountain passes and cliffs.

The Tsha Tsha, scattered across Bhutan’s cliff faces and mountains, are meant to bring good fortune, and encapsulate the prayers and wishes of those who placed them.

Art Specification

Title: Tsha Tsha
Year: 2022
Dimension: 46x46cm each (Triptych)
Medium: Acrylic
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH81

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Phurba Thinley Sherpa

Born 1973, From Thimphu

The calling was beginning to overwhelm me at my regular desk job. No longer able to contain the creative outbursts, I made my foray into the budding art scene in Bhutan. Along with a group of artists, we conducted open air, free weekend art classes and programs for the children of Thimphu and so was born, the Voluntary Artists’ Studio of Thimphu (VAST Bhutan) the only contemporary artists’ guild in the country.

I conducted the lessons for a decade and gradually withdrew to focus on my organic growth as an artist while balancing the daily grind of life. Art, as I understand, is my meditation, which allows me to transcend even myself.

VAST Bhutan, 24 years now, is a dynamic, thriving CSO which continues to inspire and launch young artists.