Symbols

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My latest work is this Monotype – Mixed Media painting on Lokta paper from the Himalaya. Size: 36 x 50 cm painted area: 18x33cm I have worked with Symbols in my paintings for some years now, it fascinates me, and it is a binding between the Past, Present and Future. Like Music, Symbols are older than Words in Human History. This painting has 9 Symbols on it of different countries / cultures. Some of the Symbols everybody knows; like birds … Read More

The creation of Lokta Paper

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Lokta paper is handmade and comes from the Himalayas in Nepal. It is made traditionally by Nepalese families near a river from the Lokta plant or Papyraceas. This plant grows in the mountains at an altitude between 1800 and 2500 meters. It is cooked on a wood stove to get the smooth material to make paper. This material is beaten till pulp and this will go on frames with cotton. It is sun dried and each paper sheet is different, … Read More