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Tirthas: Thin Places | Dana Westring Online Exhibition

For well over a decade artist and garden designer Dana
Westring has been exploring the sacred architecture of
Hindu temples and other Indian structures.
Thin Places is a translation of the Hindu word Tirthas
which means a place of pilgrimage, and also the
cultivation of truth, knowledge and spirituality –
literally a thin place, a higher plain. On his extensive
annual travels in Southeast Asia Dana Westring’s
artistic practice and research has focused on religious
monuments in relatively rural locations.
Dana began his painting career as an illustrator and
muralist, with large canvases installed in public spaces
and residential projects in the United States and Middle
East. His works have included an iconic ceiling in the
Avalon Theatre in Washington DC and architectural
and non-figurative wall murals for the royal family in
Jordan.

The works in this exhibition are for sale in aid of Lambeth
Green, our project to make a public park around the
Museum. At its centre will be an ornamental pavilion
which will serve as a horticultural training centre for
young people from Lambeth, and our project to develop
a green public realm.

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In association with VH Project


On his yearly visits to India Dana Westring developed the accompanying series of drawings and watercolours in this exhibition in personal response to his encounter with the holy sites from across the country. Exploring each location intricately it is an exploration in which Dana Westring did not only transcribe in pencil and watercolor, but one that he also conveyed in writing. The artist kept journals and notebooks recording his travels and the details of the architectural details of the sites and their history. He has published these notes in an accompanying book.

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