Kathy Manthei is an artist with an intense sensitivity to her surroundings and has chosen Asia to be the womb of her creativity and self-expression. Leaving her home in the West five years ago she has opened up to a new world to learn about herself and to develop her art. She is nurtured by traditional icons and materials uniquely Eastern. Influenced by temples all over Asia—mostly from Cambodia, Tibet, and India—Buddhist and Hindu symbols dominate this ethereal series. Her accumulated experiences are expressed by layers of saa paper, gold leaf, and paint. As one layer reveals another we see the artist’s soul emerge. This consummation of East and West is a mark on the path of one woman’s journey.