Black on Black Tibetan Calligraphy

Born of Bindu

laid Chinese ink on Spanish Aquari hand made roundel paper, 70 cm diameter. 2016

This piece especially created for the 2016 Seventh edition of the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial in the UAE, on the theme of ‘dot’.

The main feature of this piece is a white ‘bindu’ shape, which represents the essence life force ‘tigli’ in Tibetan. A play of white on black, the birth of a ‘dot’ from the black space of emptiness.
The calligraphy encircling the bindu is an elaboration on ‘tig’ meaning drop and the use of this term within a famous Dzogchen ‘terma’ manuscript called mkha’ ‘gro snying thig. 

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Born of Bindu - Tibetan Calligraphy