Transcriptions #14: Om Mani Padme Hum

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Transcriptions #14: Om Mani Padme Hum

575.00

18" x 18" x 2”

Original mixed media painting on canvas

Om Mani Padme Hum is a Buddhist mantra and can be interpreted as “the jewel in the lotus.” This canvas has two cutouts to house the handmade book within the top opening and a smaller cutout below, for an additional element. When deciding what to insert into the second opening, I ended up creating what I'm calling a "prayer pocket." It’s a tiny 2" x 1-1/2" folded piece of canvas cloth that holds a prayer both inside and out.

The mantra appears 108 times on the canvas, in both Sanskrit and the English transliteration, along with the following words:

"Loving kindness and compassion for self and others."
"Love and compassion are within us.
Love and compassion are within us.
Love and compassion are within us."

The painting is framed with simple wooden slats, painted in a greyish color to match the canvas.

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