Dragon Thunder Awakens
This artwork laid a foundation for other pieces especially created for Maharishi streetwear 30-year anniversary spring summer collection 2024 – for which Tashi was especially invited to collaborate as guest artist.
The narration illustrates a dragon bursting through clouds of ignorance, pushing fearlessly free; interweaving between bold brushed black ink, in contrast to prescribed white clouds. Wispy texture rolls the direction of flight, while bright darts of lightning adds a flickering dimension to this multi layered inked complexity.
Clouds evocative of dragon forms and dragons form like clouds.
For Far Eastern philosophy – dragons in general are considered elemental, synonymous with the power and dynamic energy of thunder and lightning. The mightiest of mythical beasts, which bows to no other than Buddha.
Above the dragon is a line of Tibetan scribed in Tsugtung script:
Like the thundering roar of a dragon, awakens us from the sleep of destructive emotions and frees us from the chains of karma.
– extract form a Praise to Manjushri.