Untitled 2020

46 x 46cm
Edition No. 7/100
Archival Pigment ink on Hahnemuhle Fine art Paper

Through the lens of the Himalayan Diaspora, my work simultaneously deals with the preservation and transformation of a scattered culture, by bridging the sacred and secular, the past history and contemporary. As a nomadic people, over centuries, we’ve learned to harness the ability to adapt to many differ-ent environments. By observing this migration, my own experiences and cultural specificity are explored through the depiction and re-appropriation of Tibetan traditional iconography. As cultures intertwine with that of others, I’m curious how a unique essence can be maintained, celebrated, and shared while also integrating the benefits found within the surroundings of a new environment.