Illuminated Iconographic Tibetan Calligraphy


Pure gold leaf and mineral paint on heavy water colour paper. 64 x 56 cm. 2017

The word Siddhi is a Sanskrit term meaning spiritual attainments. Coloured wish-fulfilling jewels and golden flowers rain down symbolising showers of blessing.

Especially mounted with a decoratively topped shape, typical of a shrine or a traditional Bhutanese window surround.

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

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.

Siddhi - Tibetan Calligraphy