Brought to NYC by Tristan de Terves, Himapan Studio brings eastern art to the western canvas
Himapan (derived from sanskrit) is said to be a legendary forest in Himalaya Mountains in which all beings lived together in harmony. This was the source of unlimited creativity for all of mankind. Our Himapan Studio replicates such harmonious and creative environment in which you can explore your inner artistic talents. The peace and tranquil creativity you experience in our sessions extend beyond just the class—hang your beautiful lotus creation in your home for a warm reminder of your creative power, and a stunning asset to any decor.
Lotus flowers grow in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. Lotus flower and leafs symbolize the purity of heart and mind and we pick the leafs in an environmentally conscious way to protect the nature and wildlife of Thailand. Each lotus canvas is prepared individually in Himapan studio in Bangkok: a fabric is stretched over wooden bars, then overlaid with leaves, forming a surface that—unlike white primed canvas—has the raw contours of the dried leaves. Rather than commanding the colors onto white fabric, you work with the natural surface and stains of the delicate leaves.