"Not just the snow leopard but all the cat family is known for courage, fearlessness, and a robust roar. Ironically the snow leopards or ounces cannot roar, but they are not coward, instead, they are friendly animals. They make a non-aggressive sound or chuff. The cherry blossom, or Sakura in the Japanese culture, reminisces in its symbolism the entire Japanese perspective linked to the culture of respect, affection for nature and inner peace. Snow Leopard symbolizes courage, instinct, and creating karma. It gives you the courage to claim what you want in life, facing the wild world knowing and your potential. Snow Leopard is a master at trusting its inner instincts and intuition. This painting depicts how snow leopard finds peace under the cherry blossom in a similar manner humans who dare to follow their instinct and trust it can find peace. Hence this painting is known as; the quest for peace".

This painting by child artist Shivanshi Bansal (15 years) received a Honorable Mention in Khula Aasmaan children's art contest for July to September 2020.

Art Number 23635
Artwork Title The Quest for Peace
Artist Name Shivanshi Bansal
Medium Mixed Media on Paper
Size 11.05 x 16.05 inches (28.067 x 40.767 cm)