The Impermanence of Everything by Emily Gong

Exhibiting artwork is a strange phenomenon. It suggests an end to a work of art. A work of art starts with ideas that continue to transform, never truly finished – thus having no beginning or end.

The makings of the week long art exhibit took over the course of one year, right up to the closing reception (see sand mandala below). Pieces in this show draw on my 2014 summer field research in the Gobi Desert Grottoes along the Silk Route, and in Tibet- which sparked my fascination in the local cultural beliefs and practices.