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    Increase, Flourish and Bloom

    Increase, Flourish and Bloom

    Two Tibetan script styles in two colours communicate ascension, with a swirling upwards elaboration of a vowel sign belonging to the large black druma* calligraphy. Pronounced yar-dro, the literally meaning is ‘to walk up’, for this creative composition means ‘ascend’, as one would improve morally to elevate heavenward.

    The calligraphy in the earth red pigment is the classical uchen* script and is placed evenly between the swirls as a well wishing of ‘exuberant flourishing success’ – as a master would wish a student on their quest for perfection, pronounced yar gyé gong pel.

    *druma is the name for an early form of cursive umé style of Tibetan calligraphy, more commonly used as a formal writing style by the indigenous Bön faith of Tibet.

    *uchen is its namesake given that this style has a definite head to the letters. Evolved as a classical writing system from the 7th century AD, with the migration of the Buddhist teachings from India into Tibet.

    At the honoured invitation of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, This artwork and four other pieces were especially created and submitted for the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial Tenth Edition on ‘Elevation’.


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