Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Book Cover: Memories of Life in Lhasa under Chinese Rule
Memories of Life in Lhasa is Tubten's autobiography who was arrested while defending the Dalai lama's palace, and after four years in prisons and labor camps, he spent almost two decades in Lhasa as a requisitioned laborer and 'class enemy'
While searching for images of Potala palace for this cover, i often wondered how the palace is from inside..is it as beautiful as it is on the outside? This is one of the options that i had done. I tried to move away from the common Red/Black color scheme here, that is often used for such covers.
I often feel that i have a strange connection to monks, to Buddhism. I perceived myself to be looking at the Potala palace and reminiscing my days there. Little did i understand that time that i was creating a "mood" cover. This is one of my few covers that went ahead smoothly.