Paintings of M Douglas Walton
To the Nepalese people, the elephant is the spirit carrier. On April 25, 2015, Nepal experienced the most catastrophic earthquake of its history. Avalanches careened down Mt. Everest, terraced farms and livestock were decimated and ancient temples crumbled to dust, but the elephants remained.
Northwest Louisiana artist M Douglas Walton was preparing to cross the Friendship Bridge into Tibet when the earth began to shake under him. August 31, 2017, Walton will bring his memories of that transformational experience and the beauty and light that he discovered to life through a spectacular exhibition of his paintings. The Friendship Bridge, a blue tarp village, rose petals placed carefully along a path by Nepalese children and the spirit carriers--the elephants--will all be powerfully illustrated through latex paint, vinyl, duct tape and tissue paper on Walton’s canvasses.
Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibition premiering at artspace in downtown Shreveport on August 31.