Tsherin Sherpa

Artist Statement

Through the lens of the Himalayan Diaspora, my work simultaneously deals with the preservation and transformation of a scattered culture, by bridging the sacred and secular, the past history and contemporary.
As a nomadic people, over centuries, we've learned to harness the ability to adapt into many different environments. By observing this migration, my own experiences and cultural specificity are explored through depiction and re-appropriation of Tibetan traditional iconography.

As cultures intertwines with that of others, I'm curious how a unique essence can be maintained, celebrated, and shared while also integrating the benefits found within the surroundings of a new environment.