Gankyil: Wheel of Resilient Joy

Art Description

Gakyil is a term that literally means ‘wheel of joy’, with its three parts in traditional colours: yellow, blue and red. This symbol is a ritual tool used in Vajrayana Buddhism. It is composed of three swirling and interconnected blades. It refers to the three jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha). “Ga” means Joy – a positive attitude and peace of mind produced by wisdom insights; and “kyil” means to rotate – fearlessly taking un- harmful actions based on knowledge of interdependence.

Likewise, we have learned to co-exist and depend on each other fearlessly and happily with resilience during hard times like the pandemic. The world will heal again as the earth keeps turning.

Art Specification

Title: Gankyil: Wheel of Resilient Joy
Year: 2022
Dimension: 30x100cm
Medium: Mixed Media
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH37

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Chand Bhattarai (Moxksh)

Born 1984, from Gelephu

“What is, is. What isn’t, isn’t.” My path to becoming an artist is through my necessity for self-actualization, the realization of my full inner potential through art, creativity, independence and spontaneity while being mindful of my limitations, acceptance and a grasp of the real world throughout my life. I am always discovering my being, transcending and evolving, by producing (textured, experimental, unexpected and improvisational mixed media) artworks that create new and unpredictable cycles of thoughts.

In my varied and diverse approaches to making art, I hope to invite and provoke the viewer into a state of speculation, by conveying the idea of juxtaposition and ironic twist of images with a chance to challenge one’s thoughts, perspectives and expectations.