CARVING FOR A KING – Artist, Amber Jean, shares her inspired story with a breathtaking slideshow.
Declared by WOOD magazine as one of “America’s Woodworking Greats,” Amber Jean became the first woman to carve in the country of Bhutan when the Prime Minister (his Excellency Dasho Tshering Tobgay) asked her to create an artwork in a retreat palace for their revered king. Her adventurous story involved three lengthy trips to the fairytale kingdom of Bhutan nestled high in the Himalayan Mountains.
The artist states: “Bhutan is a magical country seeped in tradition, color and kindness. My experience was transformative; which means of course that along with vivid rich awe-inspiring joy there were intense challenges on top of challenges that tested my mettle. I dug deep. Art triumphed. Both myself and the country are forever changed.”