Animal Totem [Jaguar Inspiration]
A totem is a spirit being, sacred object or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual.
Different cultures and traditions believe that human beings have spirit guides as protectors and guides from the time of birth. Spirit guides can be one’s ancestors but they can also be animals. The guidance in the form
of an animal is called animal totem. Different animals act as a spirit guide, either through an interest in the animal, its characteristics, dreams or other interactions. In Buddhism, jaguar or leopard symbolises the transformation of ignorance into wisdom. The woman in the painting is a warrior of the ordinary world inspired by the jaguar for power, ferocity and vision; she works with life’s obstacles without inhibition and has a jaguar-like perception of the environment, embarking on a journey to seek the truth with confidence and clarity.
Title: Animal Totem [Jaguar Inspiration]
Medium: Acrylic & Oil
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH48
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.