A collection of sculpture art made with the following materials: bronze, metal, clay, terra cotta, and others. I first started sculpting when I was 18 after seeing my father work on a traditional Buddhist sculpture. The process of work inspired me to create a mini-replica of my father's statue, to which I received further encouragement to create from those around me. While I lived in India, I worked as an apprentice under my father for two years and began my formal studies on sculpture art. Currently, my main focus on sculpture art have been depicting Tibetan historical figures from the 11th century epic of King Gesar. In the past, I have created sculptures that tell stories of daily Drokpa life for Tibetan communities as well.
Second to sculpture, painting is another medium of artistic expression that I enjoy pursuing. My painting methods mostly involve oil and acrylic paints used on canvas sheets and other painting papers. I am often inspired by the works of European artists such as Monet, Picasso, Cézanne and Da Vinci. My paintings allow me to express my thoughts, ideas and feelings on topics ranging from the female body, historical figures, Buddhist philosophies such as emptiness and much more. People often remark on the stark imagery and color of my paintings.
Sketch art mainly presents an opportunity for me to depict images of art that have been created over the ages by masters whom I consider as my teachers. Among the various art works I admire, Michelangelo's pieces stand out the most by far and is heavily reflected in my personal sketch work. Though my sketch practice is more recent, compared to sculpture and painting, I enjoy this medium quite a bit as well. I believe that the practice of sketch art, when carefully studied, can enhance my other works by adding more nuance and depth to my practice. With just a pencil and paper, one can create so much more!