Pony Boy - Tibetan Nomad
At the foot of the holy Mount Kailash in the far reaches of western Tibet I met this nomad as he was preparing to leave his summer pastures. My friend and I hired him to lead us to our base camp. He put us on ponies and walked us down to a lower altitude of 1600 feet.
His running shoes had no laces and he had nylon socks with runs in them. He waded across icy streams and picked his way through difficult terrain. The next morning he showed up at camp dressed like a prince....his very best!
What this image captures is his strength and centeredness. What it does not show is the brilliant smile he gifted me each time we threaded our way through difficult terrain and he saw I was OK.
Yes, it was an adventure! What a gift.
|Technique:||Oil on Gallery Stretched Canvas|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||24in x 24in|
Birgit Coath, AFCA
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia