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Renewal: Works About Hope

Karma Tsering


“Light Emerging” is an abstract painting derived from sunflowers with different layers of texture and colors applied to it. Light is source of our spirit that enhances positivity and hope which allows us to move forward.


I grew up in Bir, a small Tibetan refugee camp in the Himalayan region in northern India. After my mother’s death, I decided to move to the United States and landed in Chicago in November 2011. From there, I moved to New York City, worked in restaurants for three years and then relocated to New Hampshire. Afterwards, life took me to Columbus, Ohio. Columbus has given me many wonderful opportunities to advance my education, including an Associate degree in Computer Science from Columbus State Community College (CSCC). Being in Columbus has allowed me to work with and get to know people from many backgrounds. I am grateful for all the experiences and for the people who have inspired me.
While working at CSCC, I took a class in Digital Painting. I immediately fell in love with making art. I am amazed at the possibilities to express my imagination through my artwork and I am extremely fascinated by how the composition of texture, pattern and additional layers of colors make the artwork come alive. The process of creating art gives me joy and offers meaning to my existence. Through my artwork, I want to embrace beauty, joy and connection and share that with the world. Composing layers of color, texture and patterns in context with music, history, philosophy and mythology are vital ingredients for my creativity and evolution. I am also influenced by many other talented local artists.
I named my site Windhorse Painting because in my Tibetan culture the Windhorse is a symbol of good luck. It is frequently portrayed on prayer flags, the purpose of which is to spread blessings to all through the wind. I hope my painting brings joy, connection and awareness.