2013     Yishen, Abandon the Body

Yishen 16 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 19 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 17 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 18 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 23 Acrylic on canvas

Yishen 21 Acrylic on canvas

Sonam Dolma has been working for two years on "Yishen". This is a Chinese word, which the Tibetan-born artist has chosen for her latest cycle of paintings. It means "leaving one's body". For this very personal work, the artist has engaged intensively with the self-immolations in her native country.