OM MANI PADME HUM is a painting of a girl dressed in traditional celebratory closes from Himalayas. Surrounding her are the letters that you could see all around Himalayas, written on stones at a side of the road. Letters here should be read from left bottom corner, circularly to the right. Om mani padme hum is one of the most known mantras.
Word for word:
Om is a sound used in meditation, the primordial sound of all creation. It is a sound that bring us back to source, to our self, a sacred syllable that you can find in lots of Indian religions.
Mani the ma syllable in mani is associated with dissolving jealousy and the attachment to fleeting pleasures and ni is cultivating our ability to be patient with ourselves. The entire word, mani, means "jewel."
Padme means "lotus flower". The lotus flower is the sacred flower of Buddha and represents wisdom.
Hum indicates that which cannot be disturbed by anything. It is unshakeable and unmoveable, representing enlightenment.
My body of work consist mostly of figurative oil paintings which are dominated by portraits of women. They are recognizable by the use of geometric shapes that construct the portrait and the background, and by bright contrasting colors.
My drawings are not realistic, rather naïve or even cartoonesque, and I use them as a platform for the painting’s theme, which come alive through the details in the painting.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.