Embossed Ah, in round mount
For the non-dual minded *Dzogchen practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, the white syllable ཨ་ represents primordial purity of mind, the spontaneous presence of completeness and essential transmission of the enlightened state.
This syllable symbolises one’s primordial pure nature of mind, in vibration sound quality of ‘Aa’ pure stainless luminosity blinding out delusion – like the sun melts frost.
To express the pure, simple quality of this syllable ཨ་, the formed emboss of this piece demonstrates the formless nature of a sacred syllable. As the changing quality of light direction throughout a day, may casts shadow to different degrees of illumination, somethings defining the form clearly and other times the syllable is seen to disappear altogether.
*Dzogchen “Great Perfection” in Sanskrit this is atiyoga – अतियोग
The practical feature of the circular mount surround of this particular piece, not only separates the emboss from the glass when framed, but is also reminiscent of the halo aura of the syllable Aa.
Issued with this artwork is a Certificate of Authentication with description, which serves as provenance, as well as a recipe of value for insurance purposes.
Watch the embossed syllable emerge
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