Acrylic on Canvas
120cm x 120cm
$2690 (shipping included)
The samourai had a geisha and he lost her

Due to international shipping regulations, artwork will be removed from wood frame, rolled and shipped in a protective tube.


Christyna Jauffret

When I contacted Pascal to set up our meeting on the island of Mauritius, he suggested that I also meet his cousin Tyna. And what a fabulous idea that was! Tyna's work represents the spirituality of the island. I was most impressed with her personal sense of spirit though. She has an overwhelming appreciation for the universe and the gifts it provides. Which is something I can truly relate to…especially since I've completely absorbed myself in my own spiritual journey here with Travel Gal.

She also introduced me to her concept of a "soul's vacation". She told me that her soul sent her to Cambodia for a two month visit to work with students there. Her first challenge upon arriving was to figure out a way to communicate with these kids. So she hired a translator and showed up with a list of key words she needed. Utilizing only these few words, she figured out how to communicate her messages and inspire these kids to create.

The art created from these workshops was featured in an exhibition. Most families in Cambodia survive on only $200 a month, but these kids sold their work for $200 a piece! Many of the kids also received scholarships to go to art school based on the success of the show. All of this happened due to Tyna's soul being on vacation.

When Tyna initially told her family that her "soul" needed a vacation, her father was not too supportive of the concept. But after she returned to the island, she received a letter of appreciation from the King of Cambodia for her work, and her father couldn't help but be impressed. She told him, "See what happens when your soul goes on vacation?"

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