Kolor Kathmandu’s Kaleidoscope: Unveiling “Sankhuwasabha” by Katie Green

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Title: Sankhuwasabha

Creator: Katie Green, Sattya Media Arts Collective

Date: 2013-02-26

Location: Kobahal, Kathmandu, Nepal


Kolor Kathmandu: A Mural Tapestry of Modern Nepal

Transforming Kathmandu into a Living Gallery

In 2013, the vibrant streets of Kathmandu became a living canvas for artistic expression through the Kolor Kathmandu project. Spearheaded by Katie Green in collaboration with the Sattya Media Arts Collective, this initiative aimed to weave the creative tapestry of modern Nepal into the fabric of its ancient temples. Among the myriad murals that emerged, “Sankhuwasabha” stands as a testament to the project’s transformative power.

The Creative Fusion of Diverse Perspectives

Kolor Kathmandu was not just about art; it was a celebration of the cultural amalgamation that defines Nepal. By inviting a diverse pool of both local and international artists, the project fostered an environment where creative energies intermingled, inspiring cross-cultural conversations. The streets of Kathmandu, adorned with murals, became a reflection of the dynamic interplay between tradition and modernity.

“Sankhuwasabha”: A Window to Nepal’s Diversity

Crafted by the skilled hands of Katie Green, “Sankhuwasabha” is more than a mural—it’s a visual ode to the diversity of Nepal’s districts. As part of the larger collection representing 75 different districts, each mural became a unique impression, a snapshot of the cultural richness embedded in the heart of Nepal. “Sankhuwasabha” transports viewers to the eponymous district, offering a glimpse into its distinct identity and heritage.

Katie Green: The Artistic Visionary

While the lifespan of Katie Green remains unknown, her contribution to Kolor Kathmandu is enduring. As a Canadian artist, Green played a pivotal role in the project, infusing it with her artistic vision. Her work, including “Sankhuwasabha,” echoes the spirit of collaboration and cultural appreciation that defines the Kolor Kathmandu initiative.

Legacy in the Streets of Kobahal

Located in the Kobahal area of Kathmandu, “Sankhuwasabha” becomes a living testament to the transformative power of street art. It not only beautifies the urban landscape but also serves as a reminder of the harmonious coexistence of Nepal’s rich cultural tapestry.


Image Source: Sattya Media Arts Collective Archives

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