Zhabdrung Phunsum Tshogpa is one of the most ubiquitous themes in Bhutanese art often translated as the “The Perfectly Endowed Abbatial Candidate”. The center figure is Zhabdrung, the founder of Bhutan. He is surrounded by a series of his previous incarnations as well as other Buddhist masters, early Tibetan kings, and divine beings. Works with this theme are made and displayed to generate an auspicious ritual environment in temples or home shrines, a goal that is accomplished through the combined power and charisma of its figures.
Dimension: 87 cm x 64 cm
Materials Used: Cotton canvas, mix of organic and plastic paint
Duration: 8 weeks
Name: Tenzin Chezang
Level: 5th Level, Painting
DoB: 13th October, 1995
I come from Eastern Bhutan, Tangmachu, Lhuentse. Ever since I was a child, I have huge passion in drawing and painting. I pursued this dream by joining the Choki Traditional Art School in 2015. I consider myself very fortunate to have received this opportunity and to be able to grow my passion into a profession. I am grateful to the school.
Painting is hard work – you’ve to sit for hours, sweat pouring and muscles aching, because the lines that you draw and the colors has to be perfect. Yet, I enjoy my learning and willing to work harder, so that in the future I will become one of the finest painters in Bhutan.
I believe that I am good at my work and I have gained this confidence when my work got selected for the “Best Product of the Month”. I am very grateful to my teachers for helping me get to where I am today. I am proud of myself and will continue to work hard and make everyone proud too.