About the Series

Throughout history all civilizations continuously experience mass movements of people, cultures and religions but to what degree does this exchange of ideas and culture work peacefully? When does the tolerance of new ideas change to hostility and resistance? In this series I introduced smoke and charring to my repertoire of visual elements. The marks made by soot are fascinating on many levels: the sheer beauty and delicacy counteracts the insidious power of fire while the use of the Tibetan prayer flags is symbolic rather than narrative. It alludes to religion and culture but does not serve to make a statement about Tibet’s political climate.