Kripa Tuladhar

“ Why am I here?”, for me, to create is like getting closer to the answer of it. As I became conscious of existing in this reality, my body became the prime subject of my art-making process. I grew up in Kathmandu, where the hustle and bustle are so prominent, and the mundanity that life provides has become my peace and solace. And that solace has pushed me to create more. Like small moments in life, as small as raindrops touching my skin. The consciousness of being here, surrounded by the relationships we build and the space we choose to be in, influences me a lot. 

I like to flow with my ideas and choose the medium that best suits them. But currently working with threads and beige linen clothes has been my main. Stitching the fabric pieces has been feeling like stitching long-lost feelings and traces that I want to collect. 

For my studies, I am pursuing my Masters’s Degree in Fine Arts at Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Department of Art and Design, which is helping me push my limits as an artist. And I am also working part-time as an art teacher at Kalaalaya, Shreegha, Kathmandu which has been a breath of fresh air to see students explore their creativity.