Recently I saw a high-quality giclée print from an original appliqué thangka created by the artist Leslie Nguyen Temple. I was entranced by the image entitled, “White Tara in New York City” and contacted the artist to find out how to obtain one. I knew that Leslie and her husband Terris had collaborated on large-scale works for many years with the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and that he took a keen interest in their personal artwork as well. His Holiness approved Leslie’s idea to feature traditional deity images juxtaposed in modern environments.
Though I have been acquainted with Leslie and her husband Terris for several years, I had not seen the entire scope of her work before, nor did I realize she had started producing giclée prints from her appliqué thangkas. I asked to see some sample images of her thangkas, which have always entranced me because of their elegance and delicate beauty. I know she uses rare silks and other fabrics to create the images, combined with painting techniques.
Since her work is so exceptional, I thought I would share some information about her along with a gallery of some of her works in a pdf in case you would like to commission an appliqué thangka from her, or purchase a giclee print. If you are interested you can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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