Holder of the Wisdom Sword
A sword generally gives a negative connotation as humans have used them for war or violence, but at the same time, it is used as a symbol of leadership, power, protection, justice and courage.
Mask dances are performed with ritual objects like swords, bells, and drums. Paintings of deities holding a sword represent wisdom which cuts through ignorance.
The female character symbolises self-arising wisdom. The treasure vase represents inexhaustible longevity, health, wealth and prosperity. The top of the vase is blue representing the nature of a pure mind with the letter Tam representing the female Buddha of active compassion. She is protected by a wisdom tiger whose mouth is wide-open, ready to bite the ego: the source or the cause of our suffering.
Title: Holder of the Wisdom Sword
Medium: Acrylic & Oil
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH44
Born 1988, from Sarpang
Buddhism, consciousness, psychedelics, human warrior spirit, shamanism, tangible and the intangible culture of Bhutan influence our subject matter. We express our understanding and views on these subjects through the use of traditional and non-traditional icons and symbols. Humans are the focal point in the works as symbols of sacred warriors of the awakened mind.
Wisdom is used as a tool to discover the basic goodness of human life. Most of the faces in the work are of imaginary women as they represent wisdom and energy embodying humanity and divinity in feminine form. They are the guardians of spiritual practice and represent the empty quality of luminous awareness. The colourful patterns in the paintings evoke transcendence or psychedelic vibes implying altered state of consciousness.