Black on Black Tibetan Calligraphy


Chinese ink layering on heavy watercolour paper, 52 x 66 cm, 2007

The larger illuminated Uchen letters translates as ‘Karma’. The smaller text in various sizes and script styles translate as ‘cause and effect’.

The idea of this piece is to explain the fact that Karma is manifest on many levels of our being, positive and negative - there exists both personal and collective Karma.

There is no rule to say when good or bad Karma will ripen, only that all the right causes and conditions come together to manifest that result of one’s own or collective past actions.

Karma is part of the interdependent origination cycle of ones very being. Contemplating karma is a useful to assessing and taking responsibility for ones own actions.

Karma - Tibetan Calligraphy