dried lotus pod wash
bank roof tile paint
on watercolor paper
24k gold leaf
From the muddy depths the lotus rises up to shine as a thing of beauty. I see this growth reflected in today’s troubled times. We need to journey on a sustainably different path. I see a new world arising, and that it is magical.
My work is holistic and environmental: I distill black lotus ink donations to the temples. The brown washes I create derive from dried lotus pods. My crayon skies are created from natural beeswax formed from petal ash. A hint of orange within the sunrise comes from shattered colonial roof tiles I collected after a severe storm in Battambang, Cambodia. The 24 karat gold I purchase from the artisan gold leaf makers in Mandalay, Myanmar or Burma. The glimmer of pure gold leaf I apply to these works reaches through us to show us a new road.
lotus ink on watercolor paper
30 x 20cm
11.8″ x 7.87″
The process of manually creating my colors takes time, but are produced with love and gratitude, and using classic time -worn techniques I have learnt through my myriad travels and life in SE Asia.
n e w s WINNER DIFFA CHICAGO International Artist Award
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