My stay in Nepal lasted longer than I initially thought. Art always teaches us to explore, passion,
and pursue to the end no matter where we are.
My first wish upon coming to the land of Buddha was to learn more about Buddha, Mandala, and
Thangka paintings at Tsering Art School in Shechen Monastery. After almost three months of
experiencing many places, I feel as if the colors, people, and scenery of this place harmonize
with me as one.
Thus, my drawings came to me naturally without any hesitation— they grew to over 20 paintings
on rice paper. The idea of saving beautiful memories through a personal exhibition made sense to
me and I started composing more outside of class.
The 3 days of my exhibition are neither too much nor too little. For me, they are perfect.
There are over 35 paintings carefully placed over two floors—the 1st floor shows 10 paintings of
lotuses and insects that are knitted with religious colors. These works are perhaps the old self
immersing in new colors without losing itself.
On the 2nd floor, I have displayed landscapes, people, and places I met and experienced in Nepal. All the paintings are painted in abstract language.
The religious colors of Nepal attract me and I have expressed them in lines, texture, and colors. When it comes to art, I don't intend to draw to imply or describe what I want to say, but rather I like to touch and feel.
Every path I go through carries the sound of mantras and Buddhist verses. It is the sound of liberation, the sound of freedom and peace that I feel. It cannot be expressed in words.
"Silence" is perhaps the state when the self finds a release, but it is surprisingly not without
sound, and it is not voiceless. It's like falling into the stillness of the mind!
To experience all of those was not an easy path but to achieve genuine happiness within me is my greatest wish.
I hope my personal experiences in this foreign land—that I have poured out as a form of art — will bring the sound of joy to all.