... kiss my Contemporary Ars (this, too, shall pass)

Tibetan mantra

Graphics (Relief, Linoleum): A tibetan mantra (paraphrase). Tibetans please bear with me:

Click for bigger size.
Untitled (paraphrase). Linoleum. 2018. ~ DIN A5 size

Read on for close-up and ghost print

This mantra was found on a hand-made Tibetan calendar I got as a gift a few years back. The whole calendar was made from hand-coloured prints. I have to admit that unfortunately I do not read Tibetan letters, so I can't tell which mantra it is. This fact made me postpone the creation of this print for a few years, in fact I almost gave up making it.

However, it turned out that the shapes and the overall aestetics were interesting enough to merit a paraphrase in spite of my ignorance. I do not hope that I have made errors, if so I am sorry. I do not know people fluent in Tibetan letters, so I had to try my best.

Please don't see this as "cultural appropriation" - I have no such intent. This is an act of learning, not one of appropriation.

Click for bigger size.
close up of leftmost print from photo above

Click for bigger size.
ghost print

If you know which mantra this is, and/or if you can transscribe it to latin letters, please leave a comment below.

2018.10.11 21:24 in Graphics

Please comment

2 + 9 = (required)