Ishka Lha was born in 1982 and grew up on a ranch atop the rolling hills of northern California. The quiet natural beauty of her childhood surroundings inspired endless imaginative play and creativity. Her passion for the arts was very strong as a youngster, and she received significant artistic instruction and encouragement from her mother and father, both professional artists and architects. Ishka also greatly excelled at mathematics, and sparked up a strong love affair with geometry in tenth grade. In college, she followed her parents’ footsteps, and applied her love of art and math toward a Professional B.A. in Architecture at California Polytechnic State University; however, she promptly set her life’s compass toward a career as a fine artist after graduation. She realized she was destined for a different kind of architecture: worlds she could build on canvas.
Ishka’s art explores and celebrates the natural radiance inherent in all dimensions of life through the use of neo-traditional iconography and mythology. She is especially interested in what universal archetypes have most helpfully governed mankind’s passage through time into greater avenues of mutual understanding and respect, and heartfelt livelihood. She is part of a growing visionary art movement that is dedicated to the happiness of all beings, and approaches her creative process as a spiritual practice. Her work is primarily featured in private collections, galleries, gift shops, and transformational art and music festivals throughout the United States and abroad.
With her imagery, Ishka reveals a world of the eternal Beauty that is all things. A river of elementals, cosmic beings, and magical beasts swirl together in one great flood of light and shadow, emanating the shapes and colors illuminated within the Beloved’s kaleidoscope. With every turning of the wheel, an ever-changing cycle of Life appears. Dawn spills into the night sky, a blossom falls as a cherry grows; and the movement in our mind trickles down into a land where thoughts kneel before a pool of peaceful waters, watching silently, as Spirit emerges from the depths.