MoNA Collection

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 91 x 91cm

Year: 2020

About the Art

While integrating contemporary art into the mysticism and spiritualism of traditional Paubha iconography, Asha portrays humans’ sadistic supremacism and exploitation of the Earth and other creatures for centuries. People have always confined and abused animals, showing extremes of cruelty. Earth is our common home, and all living beings should have equal rights. This painting depicts an image of a deity whose many heads are replaced by a buffalo, cow, pig, Asha (artist) and Erina (artist’s wife), stating that we are mere guests on Earth for a very short time, “so let’s treat others how we would like to be treated.” We have been given a chance to correct our mistakes. Let’s make the Earth greener, clear the skies and be better beings. This painting aims to renew our perception of our planet and our environment, lighting a path to coexistence and mutual sustenance. “We don’t own but merely share Mother Earth with all her creations.” – Asha Dangol

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