Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy


Acrylic medium with Dutch gold and copper leaf on mount board 56 x 56 cm. 2017

On a corresponding chakra colour disk of White – is the character om representing the blessing of body, with the small text below originating from Sanskrit, which is a supplication (to Padmasambhava) in order to beseech the siddhi* of the physical form, affiliated with the chakra or gateway of the head.

This is one of the three expressions of body speech and mind - head, throat and heart.

This being the first of the eight-syllable Benza Guru mantra art set: om ah hum benza guru padma siddhi hum.

*siddhi – miraculous enlightened qualities.

Especially created 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.

om - Tibetan Calligraphy