Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy

Copper Coloured Mountain

Acrylic medium, copper, gold and sliver leaf. Calligraphy in
Japanese Sumi ink on embossed mount board, 76 x 56 cm. 2017

ཟངས་མདོག་དཔལ་རི། The glorious copper-coloured mountain - A prayer to be reborn in the pure realm of Guru Rinpoche:

Padmasambhava is inseparable from primordial nature.
His Buddha-field, the copper coloured mountain, is the purity of personal experience.
May everyone be born in this original pure land,
The uncontrived natural state of the indivisible appearance and awareness.

Scribed in Tibetan Umed script, with a mountain embossed with copper leaf, above which celestial rainbow clouds, the auspicious sun and moon and water-falls of pure nourishing plenty. The base of the copper mountain is hugged by swirling of cooling mist, which paints a picture of a pure land.

Especially created as a centre piece for a solo exhibition with Amankora in Thimbu and Paro, Bhutan.
The theme for the exhibition is based on Bhutans patron Saint Padmasambhava. Both Bhutanese and Tibetans widely consider Padmasambhava, or known as Guru Rinpoche, to be the second Buddha.

Copper Coloured Mountain - Tibetan Calligraphy