The painting depicts two monks in a blissful, melancholic and psychedelic state.
Upon reading and hearing the songs and poems from the rain of wisdom, two monks are overwhelmed
by a strong desire to follow the footsteps of great- enlightened masters of the past. longing for a life-long retreat. However, the attachments and expectations in their mind prompt gurus of the past to manifest as a wrathful deity to guide them with discipline, courage and faith reminding them that renunciation or meditation alone doesn’t guarantee awakening. The deity’s right hand points upward, symbolising transcendence. The left hand symbolises discipline and skill to walk the path of liberation. The wolf protects the monks from physical and spiritual danger.
Medium: Acrylic & Oil
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH50
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.