Mt. Everest 8848 Art Project I was initiated to help enhance the aesthetic value of the waste collected from Mt. Everest. We received the waste from the Everest Summiteers’ Association (ESA). The waste was collected by the 'Saving Mt. Everest 2011-2012' team. DMT conducted a month long symposium with 15 visual artists and 5 guest artists to create the sculptures that are presented in this exhibition.
Everest Summiteers’ Association (ESA) is our collaborative partner and has donated 1.5 tons of waste collected from the Everest region for this symposium. The Nepal government, Eco Himal, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee had supported the ESA initiative to collect the waste materials in the Everest region in 2011-12.