Public Spaces

Public Spaces

33 Sculptures 1984 – 1988

Myth of the Nagas and the Kathmandu Valley Watershed, Kathmandu, 1993

In Nature: Site Specific Installations, 1992 – 2008

Shantiko Samjhana – Remembering Peace, 2002 & 2003, Nepal

Value: Visualizing the Cost of Violence, Kathmandu, 2001

Webster Woods, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA , 2010

Stupa for Webster Woods, Art Outside, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, WA, 2011

Melting Ice Installations 2012 – 2018

Space Beacon, Big Rock Garden Park Bellingham, WA, 2013

Jyoti’s outdoor installations reflect his close affinity to the world of nature and politics. In Kathmandu, he created ecological artworks that revitalize both human communities and their relationship to the environment. Value: Measuring the Cost of Violence (2001), regarded as an influential milestone of installation art in Nepal, was a memorial to lives lost in conflict in his native country and around the world.

In the US, Jyoti’s intimately-scaled projects accentuate the beauty of overlooked landscape features – a sea of parched earth, tangled roots, the charred remains of a hollowed tree trunk. By contrast, Jyoti strategically sited 33 carved wood sculptures in Joshua Tree National Park whose desert light animated their presence between boulders and cactus. His most recent series of installations, Melting Ice, was constructed in Kathmandu and at four museums in the US and Canada.