2008

Dhanushka Amarasekara
Eyes of the Beholder


“A tree that can fill the span of a man’s arms Grows from a downy tip;
A terrace nine stories high
Rises from handfuls of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles
Starts from beneath one’s feet.”
Lao Tzu, A Journey
As an Islander, a woman and an artist she has striven to take her first steps in achieving a series of images that evoke the spirit of the Buddha, it is as much as discovering a country where he lived and traveled but also capturing experiences on how the country lives and breathes the contemporary stories, tales and legends of the Buddha. The images are a documentation of her journey… It is also a documentation of an almost untouched culture still preserved in the pockets and places of Buddhist interest in India.

About the Artist
Dhanushka Amarasekara graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. Her early works are about fulfilling her own creative vision. Now, her work vary from stylized black & white homoerotic imagery of the male nude, to subtle imagery of faith and religion, portraiture, lifestyles and profiles of musicians and artists. She is now based in Sri Lanka as a Creative Director and Photographer.