Harriet Tubman: If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves…

By: Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator

Oct 15 2012

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Category: Fiber Arts

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Harriet Tubman: If I could have convinced more slaves that they were slaves, I could have freed thousands more.

Artist Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is one of the only westerners trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk applique thangkas. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures.

Passionate about the preservation and evolution of this Tibetan cultural tradition, Leslie’s work is simultaneously traditional and contemporary. Her fascinating story is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film, Creating Buddhas: the Making and Meaning of Fabric Thangkas.

Leslie is leaving for India in a few days to reconnect with her inspiration and teachers. If you’d like to follow along and share in the experience, LIKE her Facebook page, then keep an eye out for updates.

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