Contemporary & Traditional Tibetan Calligraphy
The Four Noble Truths
Japanese mineral paint on Bhutanese Tsasho bark fiber paper, 58 x 80 cm, 2009
Considered fundamental in Buddha’s teachings, The Four Noble Truths are honoured here in a high form of Uchen script. See the Truths highlighted in earth red mineral paint:
1. The truth of Suffering
2. The truth of Origin
3. The truth of Cessation
4. The truth of the Way/Path.
High Uchen is a specialised honourific script style originating in 15th century central Tibet. This script form was mostly used for illuminated title pages of Tibetan manuscripts.