Appeasement of the Earth Spirit
This piece is inspired by the stag dance which is performed throughout Bhutan to appease the earth spirit for peace and happiness of all beings. Every animal is associated with a particular element, deity or spirit. The stag is associated with the earth spirit for its strength and regenerative powers. Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric Buddhist Vajra master, rode a stag to subdue the earth spirits. He also manifested as a stag, subjugating the earth spirit through his sacred dance. The portrait in the painting is the performer and orchestrator of this dance and ritual. The medallion represents the non- dualistic nature of mind. The character holds the auspicious victory banner symbolic of accumulation of victory over negative influences.
Title: Appeasement of the Earth Spirit
Medium: Acrylic & Oil
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH47
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.