The powerful Dragon and the Phoenix are part of the four celestial animals.
The two symbolize the perfect couple in Feng shui, Dragon “yang” while Phoenix “yin”, complement each other in creating yin-yang balance in matrimonial bliss. Through pain and happiness , love and passion will be shared forever, the ultimate symbol of eternal love.
Likewise for Bhutan- the Dragon and the Phoenix are the symbols of our King and Queen respectively. In this painting the dragon, in shades of red and gold, represents how warmhearted our king is. Since His Majesty’s birth element is Gold Monkey, the golden dots seen around the dragon symbolize Him releasing and spreading his element for the benefit of his people. The turquoise Phoenix ,the queen of all bird symbols, is there to compliment the red dragon, always by his side illuminating grace, inspiration and beauty.
I am experiencing a new found love for the use of the palette knife. The GOLDEN HARMONY was created entirely with the palette knife.
Title: Golden Harmony
Dimension: 150×150 cm
About the Artist
I have been with the VAST Bhutan family since 2004. I studied and completed BA in graphic designing at BeaconHouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan through a scholarship that VAST Bhutan offered me. My inspiration started with my brother encouraging me to draw and through my father, I discovered VAST Bhutan.
My mother often tells me that I used to doodle before I could even write. To hone my love for art I started taking art classes when I was 12. To me art is everything and anything that we do every day. I consider art as a therapy, companion and meditation.
My inspiration usually comes from the surrounding nature that I live in and as my mentor once said, “Nature is the best teacher”. Art makes me feel grateful and cheerful every day. It has helped me to grow into the person I am today.
When I create art, I feel gratified because I let all my emotions flow through my heart to my brain, then to my fingers and then onto the canvas. As photographs are the visuals of that moment, likewise my painted canvases are visuals of my feelings.
And the best thing about being an artist is that you can express anything with various colors and forms that exist in your imagination.
Born 1992, from Punakha
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