Tuesday 16 April 2013

Ladakhi Stupa Arch

Work from the nineties inspired by my adventures visiting Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh

Thursday 11 April 2013

Raku cup

Another digital sketch from my trip to Japan. A cup drawn in the Raku Musecum in Kyoto

Monday 1 April 2013

Paper Crane

Last week I found a tiny paper crane in my purse. It was given to me at Hiroshima by a peace volunteer who showed us round the exhibits in the museum there. I made this digital drawing during my Japanese trip in November last year. The crane is a symbol of long life as Japanese folk lore believes the crane lives for a thousand years. It is also a symbol of happiness, good luck and peace. Because of the young girl who thought that if she made a thousand cranes she would survive her cancer, the paper crane has become a potent symbol for the city of Hiroshima and hundreds of folded cranes arrive in the city from all over the world.