Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy

Title:
Padma

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

Padma is the Sanskrit word for lotus. Here gilded in pure gold in the Tibetan Uchen script upon an open lotus. This refers to one of many names for Guru Rinpoche ‘lotus born’ - ‘Pema Jungney’ པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས།

This being the sixth of the eight-syllable mantra in a series of Benza Guru mantra artworks: om ah hum benza guru padma siddhi hum.

Especially created for a solo exhibition with Amankora in Thimbu and Paro, Bhutan.

Padma - Tibetan Calligraphy