Black on Black Tibetan Calligraphy

The Great Perfection of ‘Aa’

Black Chinese ink on heavy watercolour paper, 57 x 76 cm, 2012

The central character illuminates pure and white pure among aura like swirls spinning from blackness. As this is the root syllable ‘a’ ‘ཨ་’ in the classical Uchen script of the Tibetan alphabet from which all other sounds are produced, it is considered pure and stainless. It represents the ultimate true nature of mind, which is equalled in all beings.

The lower line of calligraphy in the Tibetan Petsug script translates as:

‘The ultimate true nature of the uncontrived great perfection that is embodied and expressed in the sound of the essential syllable ‘a’.’

As featured in the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial 2012.

This Calligraphy artwork is also available as a limited edition print.

The Great Perfection of ‘Aa’ - Tibetan Calligraphy