Dashi Namdakov works with precious metals, mixing them with bronze, mammoth tusks and semi-precious stones. Observers may see symbolism in his high jewellery work, but Namdakov insists his task is not to solve world problems through the language of moulding - although subconsciously he regularly refers to religions, rituals and ornamental motifs in Mongol culture. Namdakov considers himself fortunate that his work is his favourite activity. He loves hunting and going to the forest or mountains where he feels totally free. The wilderness and nature's beasts are present in his high jewellery work and form part of his universe that strives towards tranquillity and harmony. Appointed to the Russian Artists' Union in 2001, he was given the honorary title "Siberian of the Year" in 2003. In 2007, the film Mongol received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film, which he worked on as the Production Designer. He participated in France's "Year of Russia" in 2010, installed a monumental Genghis Khan sculpture in London in 2012, and also participated in the 11th Annual Russian Heritage Month, organised by the Russian-American Foundation. It seems that every discipline Namdakov touches turns to gold.