Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy

The Beauty of Change

Acrylic on hand-tinted watercolour paper, 57 x 76 cm, 2007

The Tibetan word for impermanence: ‘me rtag pa’ is vertically stacked and intertwined amid lotus flowers, their five buds representing pride, jealousy, attachment, stupidity and anger, in different stages of bloom and decay.

From a Buddhist perspective, the law of impermanence is an absolute truth. Our inability to accept both internal and external change can be a source of great suffering. Conversely, change is also the agent which brings an end to both positive and negative emotions and experiences. Either way, attempting to control impermanence is ultimately fruitless.

Available as a limited edition print.

The Beauty of Change - Tibetan Calligraphy