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6. Shelka
Last Caravan

Tibet
2006
paint on cotton
31 x 58 1/2 inches
Shelka<br>Last Caravan

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"My painting depicts the contrast between new means of transportation and traditional means. I used influences from thangkas and Tibetan murals, like ships disappearing into, and turning into clouds, and a shepherd holding the cloud like a bow. The traditional means of transportation, especially the yaks, may go away or become useless, but some may have life after death or go to heaven. I used people as a symbol of culture that may or will disappear."

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photographs by and © Jason Sangster 2006
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