The moment I love the most in my art practice is the first hour in the morning when I review my last night's work. With a fresh mind, I see things in my work that were not visible to me the night before. It becomes an understanding of who I am and what comes out of me. The acceptance of such.
I like to create a universe in each picture. I like to tell the story as it unfolds while creating. There is a plot... a beginning, a middle, and a finale. It is the time spent narrating. Drawing serves this well as a medium.
In one instant, everything I knew about my life changed. It was a beautiful, honest, and piercing moment that set me up on the path I'm on now. It came to me out of nowhere, but I believe that my ever-lasting love of drawing brought me to this place. There is nothing that I can do about it, except to embrace it and celebrate it every day. Of course, there are nay-sayers, but it is outside of my control. Giving up control is one of my greatest strength.
It has to become your complete passion. It has to consume you to make time stand still. Time does not matter anymore. If it did, you always chase it. In art, you have to become one with him or her. You cannot chase it. Or maybe you can, and then, you can talk of the desire for it.
Not for the un-believers. It is for those who seek something beyond, where fearlessness, swift action and courage is required. A single image contains ions of time. It is made up days of seeing, contemplation, processing. One starts out on the piece of art as one person, and once it's finished, one has become a different person.
A beautiful story on Sonam's culture and heritage of Mustang, Nepal.
I'm fascinated to create something out of nothing. To draw on a blank paper, to create the story and to render it into an art work that makes the story visible to everyone becomes magical. Often, I am the one who is most surprised by the outcome, because I'd never imagined to get to that point. Being able to spend the time with the art work is key. It becomes a dialogue within and with the receiver.
I see my art as a never ending commentary of life. Every piece interweaves daily going-ons. It is a journal, visualized through a language that some can read and others might get inspired by. There is recurrent iconography, often in response to an event. When I revisit one of my art works from some time ago, the events of that time are crystal clear and present.
Inspiration strikes. Ideas happen. Materials are ready. You are ready. That's the the moment to trust the creative process. And not worry.
Art inspires. I want to inspire others through my art.