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Tiffany Singh is an Installation based social practice artist. Her philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient culture. Her research enquiry is located in the discourse of; The role of the sacred in contemporary society.

This site houses her current work.

Elements of Sayapatri - 100 Layers transformed into an offering by my dear friends who offered to journey the bells and ribbons to Mustang in Nepal for me. This pilgrimage saw them install the offering at Koncholing cave. I am forever grateful that the artwork honoured and was offered to this magic place with paintings of the Tara’s and Buddha dating back to the 13th century. 

A morning on the farm whilst we filmed the accompanying piece for Sayapatri. A work focused on the sacred and re-generative forces of mother earth / papatuanuku. It wouldn’t be right to make a work in Nepal around abundance and fertility without including milk from the holy cow. Of course we were authentic. Yet, ironic That I am from Aotearoa and the first time I milk a cow is in Nepal! I have to say it was the best chai i have ever had. 

Next step of the Monsoon Paintings series The work consists of locally picked seasonal flowers crushed to extract natural dyes overlaid with watercolour to mirror the colour way of Sayapatri -100 Layers.  The abstract prayer flag reference repeats in a set of five colours, representing the elements and the Five Pure Lights. 

These works after being subjected to the rains will have further flower pressings and be drawn onto with gold pen. On show at Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom & A Dream

Siddartha Art Gallery Aug 4th-12th

Stills from the film with Biken Ranjit. This film piece unpacks the process, making and philosophy of Sayapatri-100 layers. Shot over the course of the residency Biken Ranjit signature attention to detail and capture of natural audio contextualises the artwork, culture and emotion of daily life of Kathmandu. This collaboration allows the film to become an artwork unto itself from the filmmaker in response to the artists process.

Biken ranjit is associated with ARTUDIO, centre for visual art as a coordinator for photography workshops. He is a video editor, graduated from International School of Media & Entertainment Studies, NOIDA, Delhi NCR, India.

Last day in the studio before the epic install begins. Researching for Lalitha the artwork as an offering to the red goddess. The work will also be deconstructed and documented with a performance by myself captured by photographer Sapana Shah. But for now i got to get all these ribbons up in the gallery!

Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering Lamp, A Phantom & A Dream

Installation | Film | Drawing 

Siddartha Art Gallery | 4th August

 

Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering Lamp  

Installation | Film | Drawing 

Siddartha Art Gallery | 4th August

Bijulibazar Rd Kathmandu 44600 Nepal 

Bells are an inspiration for me. Beautiful hand crafted musical instruments, responding to the breeze & to the hand, ringing in glory of faith, calling up to the gods with their sound. This ancient mode of communication belongs to all beliefs, maybe why i love them. Beauty in simplicity.

Sayapatri -100 Layers is from the showThus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom And A Dream which features installation, drawing & film.

Siddartha Gallery  August 4th

I love the way the people of Kathmandu occupy Patan Durbar Square.Its home for now, with my studio & apartment within the length of the square. I spend hours watching the world go by, livelihoods made, couples courting, the sounds of bells the smell of incense. This marvel of Newa architecture where the past and the present become one, old and new up against each other. Its a place where the truth of life passes me by everyday & its very very beautiful.

The bowls that will hold the offerings for both Sayapatri - 100 layers & Lalitha. Made from local newspapers the 50 odd bowls catch the light in beautiful ways. They will hold the earth, flowers, incense and fire for Lalitha and the milk, rice and monsoon water for Sayapatri - 100 Layers.

Both the exhibition and artist talk will be at Siddartha Art Gallery.

All painted and ready to go. The whole school painted a chime to display on the chime gates. The chimes will rotate on display becoming a part of sound based work for the new Hobsonville development. From The Ground Up will be installed next month.

Testing in the KCAC garden studio for a new work. Conceptually connected to Sayapatri -100 Layers, Lalita focuses on the life giving force of the Red Goddess. Lalita meaning ‘She Who Plays’ will be exhibited at Siddartha Gallery in Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightning In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp. 

Its a special work for me this one. Sayapatri-100 Layersis a work that focuses on the life-giving force of Mother Earth / Papatuanuku. Rendered over my 2 month residency at KCAC. The process is to honour the monsoon season in Nepal. The artwork is constructed of local Nepalese materials associated to ceremony & ritual, collected daily with monsoon rain. The evolution & physical growth of the artwork through both artist and audience participation hopes to emulate the energy associated to the life cycle of the healing, cleansing abundance of the monsoons fertility. 

Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightning In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom And A Dream. Siddartha Art Gallery August 1st.

In the rice-paddy at Kirtipur City. We have all been waiting for the fertile waters of the monsoon rains to bless us. They are already two weeks late & far to scarce for comfort. It is very stressful for those whose livelihood depends on the pure waters that gather at the great mountains above us. We gave thanks today, as we worked in the fields. I learnt many a thing about rice and life.

-A part of the process for the artwork Sayapatri - 100 Layers. A work which references the ceremonies & rituals, deeply embedded in the Indic tradition along with the many other wisdom traditions around fertility, abundance & the sacred feminine. 

Flowers picked from Kirtipur on the edges of the rice paddies. The flowers and their pigments have been transferred to the paper using the traditional Japanese hapazome technique. The flowers and their colours will create the ground for the drawings for Thus Shall Ye Think Of All This Fleeting World; A Star At Dawn, A Bubble In The Stream, A Flash of Lightening In A Summer Cloud, A Flickering lamp, A Phantom And A Dream. As a butter lamp becomes a source of meditation. Rendering a life cycle of destruction & creation of drawing a lamp everyday then submitting the work to the rains. 

Opens Siddartha Gallery August 1st Bijulibazar Rd, Kathmandu, Nepal