Ash (2018–2019) is an international (e)mail art project in which three pieces of NEPALESE lokta paper were placed on the surface of the Bagmati river in Kathmandu, Nepal. participants were invited to contribute to the project through email, and performed the action of laying their paper substrate against the surface of the water. THIS WAS PERFORMED DOWNSTREAM FROM PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE, WHICH WAS BUILT FOR THE GODHEAD SHIVA (RECOGNISED AS THE DESTROYER), AND AN OPEN-AIR CREMATORIUM. TO THE WEST OF THE TEMPLE, CREMATION PYRES AND GHATS CAN BE FOUND, WITH STEPS LEADING TO DOWN TO THE WATER’S EDGE. HERE, RELATIVES AND THE DECEASED PREPARE FOR CREMATION – THE WATER USED FOR WASHING AND BATHING, TO SPIRITUALLY CLEANSE THEIR BODIES. Once the paper had dried, each participant sent their contribution to the UK, IN AN ENVELOPE using their closest postal service. this project WAS supported by ARTISTS sagar manandhar and pratima thakali, at the kathmandu UNIVERSITY of school of art and design, and MUSICIAN anil shahi.