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Parinya Nanjai extracts the essence of religious teachings to fill his paintings with a spiritual atmosphere. His stylizations evidence the influence of ancestral Lanna as he paints with acrylics on saa (mulberry) paper. The image of a temple with closed doors symbolizes the mind, closed to all external events while meditating. A bright flag sways to a soft breeze and the full moon guards the temple; the painting inspires serenity. Embellished with hemp and glass motifs, this painting features a calico mat and a pinewood frame.
About the Artist: Thai artisan Parinya Nanjai says about his art: ‘We can essentially learn about art on our own, through everything that surrounds us -- nature, culture, everything. A few years of art in the technical school taught me to love painting and I know this to be my vocation. I prefer the northern Thai style because I was born here; it‘s always in my way of thinking and in my heart. I paint from my own thoughts, and the Lanna style is always on my mind.‘
The Parinya Nanjai Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Parinya Nanjai in Thailand. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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